Haemothorax in a Pregnant Woman Secondary to Rupture of a Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
KeywordsPregnancy, hemothorax, pulmonary arteriovenous malformation
Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are abnormal communications between the arteries and veins of the pulmonary vasculature leading to a right-to-left shunt. We report the case of a pregnant patient who presented with chest pain revealing a haemothorax secondary to the rupture of an arteriovenous malformation. The diagnosis was made during arteriography after simultaneous performance of an urgent caesarean section and thoracic drainage.
Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 9 (view)