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Vol 89, No 4 (2018)
Clinical vignette
Published online: 2018-04-30
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Acquired uterine arteriovenous malformation — a diagnostic dilemma

Agata Szpera-Goździewicz1, Karolina Gruca-Stryjak1, Grzegorz H. Bręborowicz1, Mariola Ropacka-Lesiak1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2018.0039
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Pubmed: 29781080
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Ginekol Pol 2018;89(4):228-229.
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  1. Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Polna St. 33, 60-535 Poznań, Poland

open access

Vol 89, No 4 (2018)
CLINICAL VIGNETTES
Published online: 2018-04-30

Abstract

Uterine arteriovenous malformations are uncommon but potentially life-threatening condition. They can be congenital or acquired and should be suspected in cases of severe or persistent uterine bleeding. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of reports of acquired vascular lesions of the uterus following pregnancy, abortion, caesarean delivery and curettage. This paper presents the case of unexplained vaginal bleeding with subsequent suspicion and diagnosis of uterine arteriovenous malformation. Unexplained uterine bleeding should be always an indication for colour Doppler ultrasonography and the presence of AVM should be always excluded.

Abstract

Uterine arteriovenous malformations are uncommon but potentially life-threatening condition. They can be congenital or acquired and should be suspected in cases of severe or persistent uterine bleeding. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of reports of acquired vascular lesions of the uterus following pregnancy, abortion, caesarean delivery and curettage. This paper presents the case of unexplained vaginal bleeding with subsequent suspicion and diagnosis of uterine arteriovenous malformation. Unexplained uterine bleeding should be always an indication for colour Doppler ultrasonography and the presence of AVM should be always excluded.

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Keywords

uterine arteriovenous malformation; abnormal vaginal bleeding; dilatation and curettage; Doppler ultrasound

About this article
Title

Acquired uterine arteriovenous malformation — a diagnostic dilemma

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 89, No 4 (2018)

Article type

Clinical vignette

Pages

228-229

Published online

2018-04-30

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2018.0039

Pubmed

29781080

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2018;89(4):228-229.

Keywords

uterine arteriovenous malformation
abnormal vaginal bleeding
dilatation and curettage
Doppler ultrasound

Authors

Agata Szpera-Goździewicz
Karolina Gruca-Stryjak
Grzegorz H. Bręborowicz
Mariola Ropacka-Lesiak

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