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Med J Malaysia. 2011 Jun;66(2):142-3.

Arteriovenous malformation of the stomach: a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

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  • 1Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Department of Surgery, Jalan Yaakub Latiff, Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Haemorrhage arising from gastric arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is rare and normally occurs in the elderly. Bleeding gastric AVM presenting in the younger age group is even rarer. We report a case of a 14 year old boy who presented with recurrent episodes of haematemesis. He subsequently underwent a proximal gastrectomy and the histological examination confirmed a gastric AVM. After reviewing the literature we believe this is the youngest ever reported case of bleeding gastric AVM reported in English literature.

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