Two Cases of Lingual Arteriovenous Malformations with Comorbidities Treated by Glue Embolization: A Report with Review of Literature
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Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) involving the tongue are uncommon lesions in the head and neck region. They present with bleeding that can be massive and life-threatening apart from debilitating symptoms of pain, ulcers, difficulty in phonation or swallowing. Various therapeutic approaches have been used in their management—surgery, endovascular embolization, radiation and ablation procedures like laser ablation. We report two patients—a 34 year-old man and 56 year-old female who presented with massive bleeding due to lingual AVM and had comorbidities as liver cirrhosis and chronic medical renal disease respectively, and treated with glue embolization, with a review of the literature.
KeywordsLingual AVM Tongue AVM Arteriovenous malformation Glue embolization
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