EUGENE WEISS, M.D.; BENJAMIN M. GASUL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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A fascinating chapter in the diagnosis and treatment of an uncommon pulmonary vascular lesion—pulmonary arteriovenous fistula—has been written since the turn of the century. In this disease, a saccular vascular dilatation occurs at the junction of a pulmonary artery and vein, causing shunting of blood without its passing through the lung capillaries, thus accounting for the symptom complex which occurs. Excellent reviews of the subject have been written by various authors.1, 2, 3, 4 Churton5 in 1896 is often credited with the first description of the pathologic entity, but Hedinger6 in 1907 probably described the pathologic picture as we know
WEISS E, GASUL BM. PULMONARY ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA AND TELANGIECTASIA1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:989–1002. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-5-989
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(5):989-1002.
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