AURICULAR EXTRA-CRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATION CAUSING TORRENTIAL BLEEDING: A CASE REPORT.
Geng Ju TUANG1, Rohaizam JAPAR2, Zakinah YAHAYA2, Mazlinda MAHADZIR2, Azila ALIAS2, Iskandar HAILANI2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Batu Caves, Malaysia.
2Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Arteriovenous malformations in the extracranial region are uncommon. Most of these arteriovenous malformations are found in the paediatric age group, while some remain inert until adolescence or even adulthood. Radiological modalities play an important role in assessing these lesions and facilitate their management. When the head and neck region is involved, the goals of any treatment plans should evolve around both functional and aesthetic outcomes. Herein we report an unusual case of an arteriovenous malformation involving the left pinna causing torrential bleeding which was successfully managed surgically albeit without the aesthetic or functional components which may be revised in a future setting.
KEYWORDS: Arteriovenous Malformation, Angiography, Congenital Abnormalities, Ear Auricle, Haemorrhage
Corresponding author: Geng Ju TUANG, MBBS(IMU), MRCSEd(ENT). Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hospital Selayang, Hospital Selayang Lebuh Raya, Lebuh Raya Selayang- Kepong, 68100, Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
Brunei Int Med J. 2019;15:64-68