Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 127–131

Jejunal arteriovenous malformation, diagnosed by angiography and treated by embolization and catheter-guided surgery: case report and review of literature

Authors

  • L.  Defreyne
    • Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University Hospital of Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
  • V.  Verstraeten
    • Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University Hospital of Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
  • C.  De Potter
    • Department of Pathology, University Hospital of Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
  • P.  Pattyn
    • Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
  • M.  De Vos
    • Department of Gastroenterology, University Hospital of Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
  • M.  Kunnen
    • Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University Hospital of Gent, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Gent, Belgium
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s002619900303

Cite this article as:
Defreyne, L., Verstraeten, V., De Potter, C. et al. Abdom Imaging (1998) 23: 127. doi:10.1007/s002619900303

Abstract.

A case of chronic gastrointestinal hemorrhage caused by a small jejunal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is reported. Treatment by endovascular embolization was temporarily successful. Subsequently, the patient underwent laparoscopic resection, guided by intraoperative catheter localization with methylene blue. Histopathology confirmed a true AVM. Eighteen months after treatment, the patient is free of symptoms. Literature of jejunal AVMs is reviewed.

Key words: Gastrointestinal hemorrhage—Arteriovenous malformation—Jejunum—Embolization—Surgery.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1998