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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Rivista di Chirurgia Cardiaca, Vascolare e Toracica
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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 February;42(1):115-8
Pelvic arteriovenous malformation with iliac vein thrombosis. A case report
Chikamatsu E., Nagashima T., Mizukami Y., Ikuta K., Sakurai T. *
From the Department of Surgery Enshu General Hospital, Hamamatsu, Japan
*First Department of Surgery Nagoya University School of Medicine Showa-ku, Nagoya, Japan
Background. Congenital arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the pelvis are relatively rare and are difficult to treat because of diffuse extension and the number of feeding vessels.
Methods. We describe a patient with a pelvic AVM with shunts who also developed iliac vein thrombosis. The AVM was diagnosed during evaluation of what had initially appeared to be a venous stasis ulcer.
Results. The ulcer was successfully treated by Palma’s procedure, partial resection of the feeding vessels, and transcatheter arterial embolization.
Conclusions. Coexistence of a pelvic AVM with an iliac vein thrombosis has not previously been reported.