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Title: Pulmonary arterio venous fistula
Authors: Chia, B.L. 
Johan, A.
Tan, N.C.
Issue Date: 1974
Citation: Chia, B.L., Johan, A., Tan, N.C. (1974). Pulmonary arterio venous fistula. Singapore Medical Journal 15 (1) : 32-36. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Pulmonary arterio venous fistula is an uncommon condition, and up to 1955, only 150 cases have been documented in the literature. This paper describes 3 cases seen in Singapore. The first patient, a 9 yr old Chinese boy, was detected to be cyanosed by his school doctor. Pulmonary angiography revealed multiple bilateral pulmonary arterio venous fistulae in both lungs. He underwent thoracotomy but succumbed to respiratory failure soon after the operation. The second patient, a 20 yr old Chinese man, presented with recurrent fainting attacks. Pulmonary angiography showed multiple bilateral pulmonary arterio venous fistulae. He has been treated conservatively and has remained well over a 4 yr period. The third patient, a 15 yr old Chinese man, was noted to have a rounded shadow in the lower zone of his left lung on routine radiography of the chest. Pulmonary angiography confirmed a solitary pulmonary arterio venous fistula. The patient has refused operation and has remained well over a 7 yr period. The literature regarding pulmonary arterio venous fistula is reviewed.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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