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Mandibular gingival arteriovenous malformation in pregnancy

Mandibular gingival arteriovenous malformation in pregnancy

British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46(8): 675-676

Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are rare in the oral and maxillofacial regions. We report a case of a mandibular gingival AVM in a pregnant woman, who presented at 35 weeks' gestation with massive pulsatile bleeding from a mass in the mandibular gingival margin, which could be managed by local compression and cauterisation. After delivery, the mass gradually regressed. She developed a similar swelling during a second pregnancy. It was thought that increased cardiac output as a result of her pregnancy caused her AVM to progress.

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PMID: 18502009

DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2008.03.023

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