Bleeding after biopsy of a bronchial artery arteriovenous malformation presenting as an endobronchial mass: Case report and literature review

Ashesh D. Desai, Venkata Bandi, Luise Holzhauser, Matthias Loebe, George Noon, William Lunn

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Bronchial arteriovenous malformation is a rare disease in which there is an abnormal communication between a bronchial artery and pulmonary artery or vein. We present a case of a 73-year-old woman who was referred for further evaluation and management of a right middle lobe endobronchial mass. After biopsy of the lesion, there was significant bleeding that required urgent right middle lobectomy. A bronchial artery arteriovenous malformation was identified during the surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)176-178
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bronchology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2008
Externally publishedYes



  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Bleeding
  • Bronchial artery
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endobronchial mass
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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