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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1996;30(10): 943-946.
Arteriovenous Malformation of the Uterus: A case report.
Mi Seon Kwon, Seok Jin Kang, Byung Kee Kim, Sun Moo Kim, Sang In Shim
Department of Clinical Pathology, Catholic University Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Arteriovenous malformation of the uterus is rarely encountered. It is potentially lethal because of profuse, uncontrollable bleeding at the time of diagnostic dilatation and curettage. To our knowledge, only 38 cases of localized uterine arteriovenous malformation have been reported in English and Korean literature. Recently we experienced a case of uterine arteriovenous malformation in a 28-year-old multiparous woman. Under the clinical impression of uterine tumors or arteriovenous malformation, a total hysterectomy was done. Gross examination demonstrated a vascular nature of the mass in the posterior wall of the fundus. Microscopically, there was an ill-defined mass composed of numerous irregular, anastomosing large vessels with various diameters.
Key Words: Arteriovenous Malformation; Uterus