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Colonic Arteriovenous Malformations

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Arteriovenous malformations are degenerative vascular lesions of the gastrointestinal tract that result in lower gastrointestinal bleeding, especially in the elderly. Although self-limiting in most cases, symptomatic arteriovenous malformations can present with massive bleeding in 15 % of cases. This review discusses the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, and management of colonic arteriovenous malformations.

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Sun, Z., Adam, M.A., Mantyh, C.R. (2016). Colonic Arteriovenous Malformations. In: Pryor, A., Pappas, T., Branch, M. (eds) Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40646-6_14

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