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Genetic and Developmental Disorders: Genetic Disorders |

Incidental Finding of Severe Hypoxia in an Asymptomatic Patient Caused by Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations

Asad Omar, MD
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St John Providence Hospital, West Bloomfield, MI


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A251. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.261
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SESSION TITLE: Genetic Disorders

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are a rare clinical entity, especially when found in isolation with no underlying etiology. Extensive literature reviews suggest that pulmonary AVMs are symptomatic in 91% of cases, with dyspnea in 82% and cyanosis in 79% of patients. Furthermore, 70% are also associated with Osler Weber Rendu Syndrome.

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