BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.03.2011.3972
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Coiling of a vulvar arterio-venous malformation

  1. Jan L Seelen2
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, TweeSteden Hospital, Tilburg, Netherlands
  2. 2Department of Radiology, TweeSteden Hospital, Tilburg, Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Daisy Adriana Annejan Van der Woude, daisyvanderwoude{at}


The authors report the case of a 13-year-old girl with a painful vulvar swelling and abnormal vaginal bleeding, increasing in size after trauma. With MRI (GE Signa HDx 1.5 Tesla), it is diagnosed as an arterio-venous malformation arising from the left superior femoral artery. It is treated by embolisation using a coil.


  • Competing interests None.

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