Usefulness of ultrasonography in operation for pulmonary arteriovenous fistula

Makoto Sugita, Hirokazu Aikawa, Shigefumi Fujimura, Takashi Kondo, Gunji Okaniwa

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A 54-year-old woman presented with nonhereditary, bilateral pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas. One of them was small (10 x 10 mm) and embedded in the parenchyma; it was neither visible nor palpable from the pleural surface. We therefore used intraoperative ultrasonography and succeeded in detecting and enucleating the small fistula with minimal resection of the normal lung tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1821-1823
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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