Article: Volume 44 Number 5 Page 444 - May 2017

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  Dent Update 2017; 44: 444-446

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery:  Arteriovenous Malformation of the Jaws: a Black Hole for the GDP – A Case Report

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Abstract: We report a case of a mandibular arteriovenous malformation in a 3-year-old child, who attended our department, and have carried out a literature review.

Clinical relevance: Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a rare condition but clinicians need to be aware of it as this lesion can have potentially life-threatening complications due to massive haemorrhage.

Author notes: Kunal Shah, BDS, PGDip Primary Dental Care, Senior House Officer, Badrinarayan Srinivasan, MFDS, MRCS, Specialist Registrar, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, Madanagopalan Ethunandan, FDS RCS, FRCS (Maxfac), Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, University Hospital of Southampton, Southampton and Clive Pratt, FDS RCS, FRCS(Maxfac), Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, PO19 6SE, UK.

Objective: To understand arteriovenous malformations of the jaw and the consequences and management of such cases.