Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Astuto, Marinella


Arteriovenous Malformation Pulmonary (AVM) in a Post-Cesarean Woman: Intensive Care and Urgent Surgery Operation

Francesco Oliveri; Christian Bonsignore; Ilenia Musumeci; Paolo Murabito; Stefano Scollo; Valeria La Rosa; Alberto Terminella; Giacomo Cusumano; Vito Sofia; Marinella Astuto

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2018, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 46-50

The AVM is a rare congenital disease that often affects the brain and only rarely we find in other organs. In this pathology there is an alteration of the vascular system, with the arteries discharging directly into the veins, bypassing the capillary system; this puts the patient at high risk of sudden hemorrhage. Today we present the case of a young woman suffering from unknown pulmonary avm. The breakdown of this avm caused a hemothorax in the immediate post-cesarean, necessitating emergency surgery and subsequent intensive care.