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dc.titlePulmonary arterio venous fistula
dc.contributor.authorChia, B.L.
dc.contributor.authorJohan, A.
dc.contributor.authorTan, N.C.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T08:37:12Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T08:37:12Z
dc.date.issued1974
dc.identifier.citationChia, B.L., Johan, A., Tan, N.C. (1974). Pulmonary arterio venous fistula. Singapore Medical Journal 15 (1) : 32-36. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn00375675
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133536
dc.description.abstractPulmonary 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.
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentMEDICINE
dc.description.sourcetitleSingapore Medical Journal
dc.description.volume15
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page32-36
dc.description.codenSIMJA
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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