Spontaneous hemorrhage in an intraorbital arteriovenous malformation

Muhammad Moin, Robert C. Kersten, Francesco Bernardini, Dwight Kulwin, Paul W. Biddinger, Robert J. Ernst, Lucie M. Khouri

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Objective: To report the clinical findings and management of spontaneous hemorrhage in an unsuspected intraorbital arteriovenous malformation. Design: Interventional case report. Methods: Review of clinical findings, radiologic studies, and treatment of the patient. Results: A 75-year-old woman sought treatment for the rapid onset of severe proptosis. Orbital exploration of a 'mass' imaged on computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging resulted in massive intraoperative hemorrhage. Subsequent arteriographic and histopathologic analysis confirmed an underlying orbital arteriovenous malformation. Conclusions: Spontaneous intraorbital hemorrhage from an arteriovenous malformation is extremely rare, but should be considered in the differential diagnosis of rapidly progressive proptosis. (C) 2000 by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2215-2219
Number of pages5
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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