Colonic arteriovenous malformations


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© Springer International Publishing AG 2010, 2016. Arteriovenous malformations are degenerative vascular lesions of the gastrointestinal tract that result in lower gastrointestinal bleeding, especially in the elderly. Although self-limiting in most cases, symptomatic arteriovenous malformations can present with massive bleeding in 15 % of cases. This review discusses the clinical presentation, diagnostic workup, and management of colonic arteriovenous malformations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sun, Z; Adam, MA; Mantyh, CR

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Book Title

  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A Practical Approach to Diagnosis and Management, Second Edition

Start / End Page

  • 159 - 167

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319406442

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-40646-6_14

Citation Source

  • Scopus