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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35-36

Arteriovenous malformation of the distal penile urethra: A rare cause of spontaneous massive urethral bleed

Department of Urology, Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India

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Gaurav Aggarwal
Department of Urology, Apollo Hospital, Bhubaneshwar - 751 001, Odisha
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-3846.181813

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Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) that bleed may be a common occurrence in the human body, however, when they present at such a site, as the distalmost part of the penile urethra, they become, commonly "uncommon." In addition, the distal site also makes them liable to be missed both via imaging as well as cystoscopy. Moreover, those reported are mainly congenital or post-traumatic. Thus spontaneous bleeding AVMs are an even rarer entity, and to the best of our knowledge, this may be an index case in this regard. Thus, our case highlights the need for astute clinical skills as well as a high index of the vigil, during imaging and during introduction or removal of the cystoscope, to avoid overlooking this elusive entity.

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