Arteriovenous malformation - pulmonary

Alternative names 
Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula

Definition
This condition is an abnormal passageway (fistula) between an artery and vein that occurs in the blood vessels of the lungs. The result is a shunting of blood, and thus the blood is not oxygenated properly.

see Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Gevorg A. Poghosian, Ph.D.

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