Upper Eyelid Isolated Arterio-Venous Malformation Treated With Embolization in a Patient With Keloid-Prone Skin

Ocular adnexal aterio-venous malformations (AVMs) are rare congenital disabling anomalies, which may enlarge causing disfiguring deformity and rarely severe hemorrhage. These lesions are generally treated by preliminary endovascular embolization to shrink the arterio-venous malformation, followed by surgical gross total resection. The authors report a case of eyelid arterio-venous malformation in a 12-year-old girl, which progressively increased in size in few months. The patient complained mild itching, blurring of the vision, and mild tenderness. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an expansive mass with multiple arterial vessels at the left superior eyelid and left forehead. The diagnosis of arterio-venous malformation was then confirmed by digital subtraction angiography. Primary surgical excision was excluded because of the high risk of intrasurgical bleeding. Embolization through superselective cannulation of the left external carotid feeder vessels was performed resulting in flow exclusion up to the 80% of the nidus. Subsequent surgical resection was not recommended due to clinical evidence of keloid-prone skin.
Source: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
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Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Dermatology Exclusive Oncology Source Type: blogs
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Source: Annals of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Ann Dermatol Source Type: research
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Source: Annales de Dermatologie et de Cenereologie - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Ann Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
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Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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Source: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
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Source: Dermatologic Surgery - Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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