Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation (PAVM) Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Feb 11, 2021
  • Author: Barry A Love, MD; Chief Editor: Howard S Weber, MD, FSCAI  more...
  • Print

Diagnostic Considerations

Consider the diagnosis of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM) in individuals with any of the following presentations: (1) one or more pulmonary nodules associated with typical chest radiographic findings of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations; (2) mucocutaneous telangiectases; (3) unexpected findings such as dyspnea, hemoptysis, hypoxemia, polycythemia, clubbing, cyanosis, cerebral embolism, or brain abscess.

Differential Diagnoses