Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in the newborn: a familial case

S W Allen, J M Whitfield, D R Clarke, E Sujansky, J W Wiggins
Pediatric Cardiology 1993, 14 (1): 58-61
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is a rare cause of cyanosis in the newborn with nine previously reported cases. Typical signs at presentation include cyanosis, murmur, and congestive heart failure. Abnormality on chest x-ray is common with cardiomegaly, oligemia, and focal pulmonary density. There is a male predominance, unlike older children and adults with PAVM. Familial cases of PAVM have been reported with Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome. We report a familial case of PAVM presenting in the newborn.

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