Original article| Volume 18, ISSUE 3, P221-223, July 1994

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Diffuse arteriovenous malformation involving jejunum and total colon with mesenteric varices

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      Diffuse intestinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is very rare. We describe a case of diffuse AVM involving the jejunum and the total colon in an adult. In addition, mesenteric varices without portal hypertension is demonstrated on angiography o f the superior mesenteric artery. The high flow through the AVMs may be a major component in the etiology of the mesenteric varices in our case.


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