Extrauterine pelvic arteriovenous malformation mimicking the clinical presentation of structural heart disease

Shu Ching Chen, Jiunn Lee Lin, Juey Jen Hwang, Yuk Ming Tsang, Wen Pin Lien

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Abstract

A case is reported of an extrauterine pelvic arteriovenous malformation involving branches of the internal iliac arteries. Cardiomegaly and a rough cardiac murmur were the clinical presentations mimicking a structural heart disease. A continuous bruit could only be detected by the diaphragm of the stethoscope applied firmly to the left lower abdomen. Multiple blood samplings from inferior vena cava, and iliac and femoral veins for determination of oxygen saturation may be necessary for suspected cases. However, selective arteriography remains the best method for diagnosing the presence, extent, and multiplicity of the lesions before surgery or percutaneous arterial embolization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-308
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume69
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac murmur
  • Extrauterine pelvic arteriovenous malformation
  • Selective iliac arteriography
  • Suprapubic bruit
  • Systemic arteriovenous shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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