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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
ISSN: 1680-6433
EISSN: 2008-2177
Vol. 16, No. 2, 2018, pp. 119-122
Bioline Code: rm18016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2018, pp. 119-122

 en A case report of Ggeneralized uterine arteriovenous malformation after molar pregnancy in an infertile woman
Ahmadi, Firoozeh & Moukhah, Somayeh


Background: Uterine arteriovenous malformation (UAVM) is a rare vascular condition in reproductive age presented mostly with bleeding. Although this malformation is infrequent, it is potentially life-threatening. Transvaginal Doppler ultrasonography is a widely available, noninvasive and excellent diagnostic method.
Case: The case is a 30-yr-old woman with a history of eight-yr infertility.following intrauterine insemination treatment, she had a molar pregnancy. Despite methotrexate treatment, there was persistent vaginal bleeding. Assessment of this patient was done with transvaginal sonography and color Doppler. According to suspicious appearances, angiography was planned for confirmation of UAVM.
Conclusion: UAVM is one of the molar pregnancy complications. The first step for diagnosis of UAVM is transvaginal ultrasonography and color Doppler assessment. Embolization is the best treatment for women who intend to preserve fertility.

Color doppler ultrasonography; Embolization; Molar pregnancy; Arteriovenous malformation.

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