Uterine Arteriovenous Malformation (UAVM) – A Case Report

  • Tasnim Tahira Associate Professor, Gynae Unit-I, PMC / Allied Hospital, Faisalabad
  • Sumera Tahir Professor of Gynecology PMC / Allied Hospital, Faisalabad
  • Syeda Hina Ali Post Graduate Resident, Department of Gynecology Allied Hospital, Faisalabad
Keywords: Uterine arteriovenous malformation (UAVM), abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic angiography

Abstract

Uterine arteriovenous malformation (UAVM) is a rare condition with less than 100 reported cases. This case report describe a 32 years old, P2 patient who presented with abnormal uterine bleeding and severe anemia. Gray scale ultrasonography alongwith colour Doppler showed increase vascularity within the myometrium. Pelvic angiography was done to confirm the diagnosis. Patient’s anemia was corrected by blood transfusion and uterine artery embolizaiton (UAE) was planned. Meanwhile, she developed a heavy episode of vaginal bleeding and went into shock. Patient opted for hysterectomy as a life saving measure.

Published
2015-03-23
How to Cite
Tahira, T., Tahir, S., & Ali, S. (2015). Uterine Arteriovenous Malformation (UAVM) – A Case Report. Annals of Punjab Medical College (APMC), 9(2), 105-107. https://doi.org/10.29054/apmc/2015.335