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BEZERRA, Karenn Barros; BACELAR JUNIOR, Expedito Aguiar; PEREIRA, Nárjara Caroline de Sousa and COSTA, Fábio Alves da. Gastric arteriovenous malformation: treatment by embolization. Radiol Bras [online]. 2012, vol.45, n.2, pp. 126-128. ISSN 0100-3984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-39842012000200014.
Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common cause of admission to emergency services. Hemorrhages originated from arteriovenous malformations in the stomach have been rarely described in the literature. Embolization offers a good chance for the control of bleeding. We describe the case of a patient with recurrent hematemesis and melena whose angiography identified arteriovenous malformations in the greater curvature of the stomach. The bleeding was treated by arterial embolization.
Keywords : Arteriovenous malformation; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Embolization.