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Arteriovenous malformation of the scrotum: Is preoperative angioembolization a necessity?
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PMID:  23204665     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the scrotum are uncommon lesions, usually picked up incidentally during the evaluation of scrotal masses or infertility. They have also been reported to present with acute bleeding. We present a case who presented with acute pain following an abandoned surgical attempt at excision, elsewhere. Diagnosis was confirmed by duplex ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. Angioembolization was deferred quoting concerns with radiation exposure. The patient underwent a near total excision of the scrotal mass. This is the first reported case, in the English literature, of a surgical resection of a scrotal AVM without a preceding angioembolization. Patients should be counselled about radiation exposure risks before angioembolization, and allowed to make an informed decision.
Authors:
Jewel R Zachariah; Ashish K Gupta; Shashank Lamba
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of urology : IJU : journal of the Urological Society of India     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1998-3824     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Urol     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2012-12-04     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510441     Medline TA:  Indian J Urol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-34     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
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