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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014, 2(11), 229-231
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-11-1
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Torsion of Arteriovenous Malformation – A Rare Case of Acute Abdomen

Linda Kokaine1, , Andis Lemanis1, Sergejs Sapovalovs1, Arnis Abolins2 and Arturs Balodis3

1Department of Surgery, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia

2Department of Pathology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia

3Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital, Riga, Latvia

Pub. Date: October 28, 2014

Cite this paper:
Linda Kokaine, Andis Lemanis, Sergejs Sapovalovs, Arnis Abolins and Arturs Balodis. Torsion of Arteriovenous Malformation – A Rare Case of Acute Abdomen. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2014; 2(11):229-231. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-2-11-1

Abstract

Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare finding in gastrointestinal tract usually asymptomatic, although sometimes causes gastrointestinal bleeding or pain. Even more rarely it can be found in other abdominal organs like liver, pancreas, spleen etc. We present a unique case of acute abdominal pain – a patient with torsion of arteriovenous malformation of gastroepiploic arteries with following ischemia and thrombosis causing severe pain. A search at the literature has not yielded any other case report describing similar cause of the acute abdomen.

Keywords:
abdominal / gastroepiploic arteriovenous malformation AVM abdominal pain

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