A case of patent ductus venosus with pulmonary arterio-venous fistula as a rare and unique clinical entity

Buyukyavuz I., Ekinci S., Haliloglu M., Senocak M., Arbay A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.46, no.3, pp.272-274, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.272-274
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


A 13-year-old boy presenting with digital and lip cyanosis, easy fatigability, and weight gain was diagnosed to have an intrapulmonary arterio-venous fistula. During his routine follow-up examinations, there was fullness on right upper quadrant of his abdomen. Abdominal ultrasonography (USG) showed a mass in portal hilus. We planned abdominal computed (CT) to gain tomography detailed information about the mass. Surprisingly abdominal CT and the color-Doppler sonography showed that the structure mimicking a mass was patent ductus venosus (PDV).