Unusual complications after embolization of a pulmonary arteriovenous malformation

Chest. 1996 May;109(5):1401-4. doi: 10.1378/chest.109.5.1401.


A pulmonary arteriovenous malformation was embolized in a patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. Several unusual complications, including early deflation of a detachable balloon, migration of a coil, and development of severe pulmonary hypertension, occurred. Pulmonary hypertension was attributed to a coexistent left-to-right shunt caused by a large hepatic arteriovenous malformation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Cardiac Tamponade / etiology
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Hepatic Artery / abnormalities
  • Hepatic Veins / abnormalities
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary / etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Pericardial Effusion / etiology
  • Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Veins / abnormalities*
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / complications