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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2001;44(4):793-797.
Published online April 1, 2001.
A Case Report of Arteriovenous Malformation of the Uterus complicated with Hydatidiform Mole.
Yong Sung Choi, Ji Won Woo, Eun Hye Lee, You Sun Min, Chang Soo Ahn, Tae Won SunWoo, Chan Lee
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University Korea.
2Department of Radiology College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University Korea.
Uterine arteriovenous malformation(AVM) is a rare cause of massive uterine bleeding. Although uterine AVM is a rare cause of menorrhagia or postmenopausal bleeding, 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. Curettage may precipitate life-threatening hemorrhage and is therefore contraindicated when uterine AVM is suspected. These lesinons may be congenital or acquired. Acquired lesions are believed to follow trauma or may arise after choriocarcinoma or other gynecologic malignancies. Until rescently, this condition was difficult to diagnose and management almost always required hysterectomy. Doppler flow ultrasound and pelvic angiography are important for diagnosis and assessment. Transcatheter embolization has replaced hysterectomy as the treatment of choice in woman who wish to retain their fertility. We have experienced one case of uterine AVM complicated by partial hydatidiform mole, which is presented with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Arteriovenous malformation, partial hydatidiform mole

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