A case of pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in a patient with brain abscess successfully treated with video-assisted thoracoscopic resection

Chest. 1995 Dec;108(6):1724-7. doi: 10.1378/chest.108.6.1724.


A 45-year-old women was admitted to the hospital with a brain abscess due to asymptomatic pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM). The brain abscess was removed by craniotomy and excision following antibiotic therapy. The stapled wedge excision of the lung with the PAVM was successful under video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
  • Brain Abscess / complications
  • Brain Abscess / etiology*
  • Endoscopy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Veins / diagnostic imaging
  • Thoracoscopy*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Video Recording*