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Arteriovenous malformation of the mandible in a young postpartum woman.

Author

Gabrielle Angela  G. Mercado,
Kirt Areis E. Delovino,
Allan B. Carpela

Related Institution

Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - St. Luke's Medical Center

Publication Information

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Case report
Title
Philippine Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Frequency
Semi-Annual
Publication Date
January-June 2019
Volume
34
Issue
1
Page(s)
52-55

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To present a case of arteriovenous malformation of the mandible in a young postpartum woman and discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas involved.


METHODS:


          Design: Case Report


          Setting: Tertiary Private Teaching Hospital


          Participant: One (1)


RESULT: A 27-year-old woman with left mandibular swelling two weeks after tooth extraction was diagnosed and managed as a case of arteriovenous malformation. The extent of the lesion prevented surgical intervention and bleeding recurred despite three embolization attempts. Ultimately, the left external carotid artery and contralateral dorsal contributory vessel were sacrificed causing necrosis of the anterior tongue and its eventual detachment. Three sessions of stereotactic radiosurgery eventually controlled the bleeding with no recurrence to date.


CONCLUSION: On her second month following stereotactic radiosurgery, there appeared to be no complete resolution of the AVM but there was also no recanalization or regrowth of the lesion. Uncertain about whether her arteriovenous malformation will revascularize and how we may be able to help her in the event that it does, the waiting game continues for our patient.


 


 

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