Stroke in a patient with pulmonary arteriovenous fistula: A case report study.

Research paper by Noushin N Mehrbod, Ahmad A Chitsaz, Mohammad M Saadatnia, Navid N Manouchehri

Indexed on: 13 Feb '14Published on: 13 Feb '14Published in: Advanced biomedical research


Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) is a venous malformation that permits right to left shunting of blood, bypassing the pulmonary capillary bed. Often PAVFs are seen in association with hereditary conditions. On the other hand, isolated PAVFs are rare and asymptomatic. There have been few reports of isolated PAVF related complications. A patient was referred to us with dysarthria and diplopia and history of surgically-treated PAVF. Further evaluations revealed a stroke in thalamic region. We found an open PAVF in a case of thalamic stroke.