Intrapleural Rupture of a Pulmonary Arteriovenous FistulaLópez, José Carlos MDAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology: December 2012 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - p 328–329 doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e318252da20 Case Reports Abstract Author Information Abstract: A 72-year-old white woman was admitted to the hospital for mitral valve replacement with a metallic valve. A few days after surgery, the patient experienced a sudden cardiac arrest and died because of the intrapleural rupture of a pulmonary arteriovenous fistula. From the Department of Pathology, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Manuscript received June 20, 2011; accepted December 14, 2011. The author reports no conflict of interest. Reprints: José Carlos López, MD, Centro de Infertilidad Masculina ANDROGEN, A Coruña Spain. E-mail: email@example.com. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.