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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2003;46(1):174-179.
Published online January 1, 2003.
Two Cases of uterine arteriovenous malformation.
Yea Hong Kim, Seo Yun Tong, Mi Kyung Chang, Eung Whan Choe, Seung Bo Kim
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
2Dong Su Won Hospital, Suwon, Korea.
Abstract
Arteriovenous malformation of the pelvic organ is a very rare cause of massive uterine bleeding. But, it is important to consider in the assessment of a patient with abnormal uterine bleeding because accurate diagnosis can allow appropriate treatment to be planned and avoid hysterectomy in women who wish to retain their reproductive capacity. This malformation may be congenital or acquired. In the past, the diagnosis is usually made retrospecively after hysterectomy, however, recently it may be made before management by ultrasound, doppler ultrasound, pelvic angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, etc. We have experienced two cases of arteriovenous malformation of the uterus, which is presented with a brief review of the literatures.
Key Words: Arteriovenous malformation of the uterus


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