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congenital pulmonary arteriovenous fistula

 

Definition: multiple, usually dilated, vessels connecting pulmonary artery and vein, most cases found in Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome (q.v.), causes an increasing physiologic right-to-left shunt (q.v.).

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