Multiple Pulmonary Neurofibromas With Hypoxemia: Occurrence due to Pulmonary Arteriovenous Shunts Within the Tumors

Walter J. O’donohue, Jack Edland, Syed M. Mohiuddin, Richard D. Schultz

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Abstract

• A 62-year-old woman with multiple neurofibromas of the lung was found to have severe hypoxemia due to right-to-left shunting within the tumors. Pulmonary angiograms demonstrated that the major area of shunting was in a large tumor mass in the right lower lobe. Pathologically the neurofibromas were vascular with hyperplastic small arteries and arterioles and large dilated veins. Multiple pulmonary neurofibromas are rare; and, to our knowledge, never previously reported in association with pulmonary arteriovenous shunting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1618-1619
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Volume146
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

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