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Arteriovenous malformation in the mandible of a young child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3415589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arteriovenous malformations rarely occur in the jaws, particularly in the very young child. The vascular and haemodynamic nature of the lesion is important in determining treatment and providing for a favourable prognosis, particularly in the high-pressure malformations. If the lesion is unstable and active, that is, there is enlargement, pain, bleeding or ulceration, successful treatment will depend upon early pre-operative embolization and surgical extirpation of the lesion. A 4-year old boy is presented who had a moderately active arteriovenous malformation of the left mandibular body. Angiography disclosed an arteriovenous malformation supplied by the inferior alveolar, lingual and facial arteries on the left side with no contralateral contribution. Pre-operative embolization via selective catheterization of the major arterial feeder was performed. Five days later, the involved portion of the mandible was resected and a corticocancellous bone-graft was placed. The 6-month follow-up disclosed no evidence of new arterial feeders or contralateral involvement.
B B Horswell; A D Holmes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0004-8682     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Surg     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-13     Completed Date:  1988-10-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373115     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Surg     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Craniofacial Unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis*,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Mandible / blood supply*

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