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Uterine arteriovenous malformation — diagnosis and management

Agata Szpera-Goździewicz1, Karolina Gruca-Stryjak1, Grzegorz H. Bręborowicz1, Mariola Ropacka-Lesiak1
DOI: 10.5603/GP.a2018.0047
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Pubmed: 30084480
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Ginekol Pol 2018;89(5):276-279.
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  1. Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Polna St. 33, 60-535 Poznan, Poland

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Vol 89, No 5 (2018)
REVIEW PAPERS Gynecology
Published online: 2018-05-30

Abstract

Uterine arteriovenous malformations are uncommon but potentially life-threatening conditions. 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 review of the literature considered epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic methods and treatment options. Unexplained uterine bleeding should be always an indication for colour Doppler ultrasonography and the presence of arteriovenous malformation should be always excluded.

Abstract

Uterine arteriovenous malformations are uncommon but potentially life-threatening conditions. 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 review of the literature considered epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnostic methods and treatment options. Unexplained uterine bleeding should be always an indication for colour Doppler ultrasonography and the presence of arteriovenous malformation should be always excluded.

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Keywords

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

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Title

Uterine arteriovenous malformation — diagnosis and management

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 89, No 5 (2018)

Article type

Review paper

Pages

276-279

Published online

2018-05-30

DOI

10.5603/GP.a2018.0047

Pubmed

30084480

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2018;89(5):276-279.

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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