Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula: ultrasonographic approach

Pediatr Radiol. 1990;20(5):353-4. doi: 10.1007/BF02013176.


Report of a pediatric case with pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) in hereditary hemorrhagic teleangiectasia (HHT), primary suspected by ultrasound. There is a characteristic sonographic feature of the complex type of PAVF revealing septations in contrast of the simple type. The diagnosis was established by angiography.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Fistula / complications
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pulmonary Artery / pathology*
  • Pulmonary Veins / pathology*
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / complications
  • Ultrasonography*