B V Radionov

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Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is rare congenital pathology of the bronchopulmonary system vessels. The results of treatment of 12 patients with AVF were analyzed. In 2 (16.6%) patients Randu-Veber-Osler syndrome was diagnosed. In 10 observations the diagnosis was confirmed by the angiography data. All the patients were operated on. One (8.4%) patient died.
The paper concerns rare forms of pulmonary thesaurismosis which are a frequent cause of misdiagnosis: 5 cases of alveolar proteinosis and 1 with alveolar microlithiasis are reported. Lung biopsy (open or transbronchial) is indicated for verification of the diagnosis. Further investigations to try radical therapy of the disease are needed in view of(More)