EJMCR. 2020; 4(8): 255-258

Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report

Authors: Parul Mrigpuri, Balakrishnan Menon, Sonam Spalgais, Amitesh Gupta.

ABSTRACT

Background: Hemoptysis is an alarming symptom. Its etiology may vary from mild infections to malignancies. Pulmonary infections are a common cause of hemoptysis in young adults. However, vascular malformations are also enlisted among the sources of hemoptysis. Case Presentation: A 33-year-old female presented to the institute with hemoptysis. The etiology of hemoptysis was ascertained to be an anomalous vascular connection between the descending aorta and inferior pulmonary vein draining into the left atrium. Conclusion: Descending aortopulmonary fistula (DAPVF) is a rare congenital vascular malformation representing a left-toleft shunt, and cardiac failure is a presenting feature as described in some reported cases in children. DAPVF may present as hemoptysis in adults.

Keywords:
Hemoptysis, anomalous connections, descending aorta


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Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report


Authors
Parul Mrigpuri
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
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Balakrishnan Menon
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
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Sonam Spalgais
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
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Amitesh Gupta
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, National Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi, India
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. Parul Mrigpuri, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India; parul57_mrigpuri@yahoo.com

Publication history
Received 18 May 2020
Revised 18 Jun 2020
Accepted 24 Jun 2020
Published online 06 Aug 2020
Published in print 26 Aug 2020

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Mrigpuri P, Menon B, Spalgais S, Gupta A. Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(8): 255-258. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1589523246


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Mrigpuri P, Menon B, Spalgais S, Gupta A. Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report. EJMCR. 2020; 4(8): 255-258. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1589523246


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Mrigpuri P, Menon B, Spalgais S, Gupta A. Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report. EJMCR. (2020), [cited September 24, 2020]; 4(8): 255-258. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1589523246


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Mrigpuri, P., Menon, . B., Spalgais, . S. & Gupta, . A. (2020) Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report. EJMCR, 4 (8), 255-258. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1589523246


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Mrigpuri, Parul, Balakrishnan Menon, Sonam Spalgais, and Amitesh Gupta. 2020. Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (8), 255-258. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1589523246


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Mrigpuri, Parul, Balakrishnan Menon, Sonam Spalgais, and Amitesh Gupta. "Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4 (2020), 255-258. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1589523246


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Mrigpuri, Parul, Balakrishnan Menon, Sonam Spalgais, and Amitesh Gupta. "Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 4.8 (2020), 255-258. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1589523246


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Mrigpuri, P., Menon, . B., Spalgais, . S. & Gupta, . A. (2020) Descending aortopulmonary vein fistula: an unusual cause of recurrent hemoptysis in a young female: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 4 (8), 255-258. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/173-1589523246


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