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Uterine arteriovenous fistula. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3712369     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arteriovenous malformation of the uterus is rare. It is potentially lethal because profuse, uncontrollable bleeding may occur with diagnostic dilatation and curettage. Several cases of localized uterine arteriovenous malformation have been reported on. The condition should be considered during routine vaginal examination with pulsation and thrill in the vaginal fornices, even if there is a normal menstrual history, as in our patient. In our patient, pathologic examination of the uterus demonstrated for the first time an extensive, diffuse, tortuous arteriovenous anastomosis extending from the upper uterine segment down to the stroma of the exocervix. In such cases a thorough clinical and (if indicated) radiologic evaluation should be done before curettage, or even cone biopsy, to avoid possible massive hemorrhage.
M el-Torky; L Giltman; A Maijub
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1986 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-07-09     Completed Date:  1986-07-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteries / pathology
Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology*
Middle Aged
Myometrium / blood supply
Uterine Hemorrhage / pathology
Uterus / blood supply*
Veins / pathology

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