Haemothorax in a Pregnant Woman Secondary to Rupture of a Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Melissa van den Bulck
    Services des Urgences, CHC Clinique MontLégia, Liège, Belgium
  • Claude Berenger Ngah
    Service des Urgences, CHR de Huy, Huy, Belgium
  • Hyppolyte Ntula
    Services des Urgences, CHC Clinique MontLégia, Liège, Belgium
  • Yilmaz Gorur
    Service de Radiologie, Clinique André Renard, Herstal, Belgium
  • Benoît Cardos
    Service de Département des Sciences de la Santé Publique, Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium
  • Denis Brisbois
    Services de Radiologie, CHC Clinique MontLégia, Liège, Belgium
  • Noel Lorenzo Villalba
    Service de Médecine Interne, Diabète et Maladies Métaboliques, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
  • Deeba Ali
    Services des Urgences, CHC Clinique MontLégia, Liège, Belgium


Pregnancy, 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.



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    Published: 2022-09-23
    Issue: 2022: Vol 9 No 9 (view)

    How to cite:
    van den Bulck M, Ngah CB, Ntula H, Gorur Y, Cardos B, Brisbois D, Lorenzo Villalba N, Ali D. Haemothorax in a Pregnant Woman Secondary to Rupture of a Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation. EJCRIM 2022;9 doi:10.12890/2022_003549.

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