Torsion of Arteriovenous Malformation - A Rare Caes of Acute Abdomen

Linda Kokaine, Andis Lēmanis, Sergejs Šapovalovs, Arnis Āboliņš, Arturs Balodis

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Case Reports
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

Field of Science*

  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.4. Reviewed scientific article published in Latvia or abroad in a scientific journal with an editorial board (including university editions)


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