2018, Number 2
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ABSTRACTThe uterine arteriovenous malformation is a frequent pathology associated with consequences, in some cases severe. It should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with chorioplacental affection as well as in those with a previous uterine surgery, such as myomectomy, curettage or cesarean section, and infections. Doppler ultrasound can aid diagnosis and clinical management. Although the classic treatment has been hysterectomy, conservative therapy with embolization of the uterine artery should now be considered the first therapeutic option for these lesions, since it is safe and effective. We present the case of a patient with abundant vaginal bleeding, with a history of molar pregnancy, and who was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation.
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