Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 58–61 | Cite as

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in the newborn: A familial case

  • Steven W. Allen
  • Jonathan M. Whitfield
  • David R. Clarke
  • Eva Sujansky
  • James W. Wiggins
Case Reports


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.

Key Words

Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation Newborn Cyanosis Osler-Weber-Rendu syndrome 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven W. Allen
    • 1
  • Jonathan M. Whitfield
    • 1
  • David R. Clarke
    • 2
  • Eva Sujansky
    • 1
  • James W. Wiggins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of Colorado Health Science CenterDenverUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryUniversity of Colorado Health Science CenterDenverUSA

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