Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2022 May 13;274:48-55. Epub 2022 May 13.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia, Suite 930, 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8, Canada; Women's Health Research Institute (WHRI), H214 - 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1, Canada; Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of British Columbia, BC Women's Hospital, C420 -4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1, Canada. Electronic address:
Background: There has been increasing interest in medical management of uterine Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs) in hemodynamically stable patients as a means of decreasing the need for invasive treatment that may impact fertility.
Cases: Amongst six cases of sonographically diagnosed uterine AVM managed medically with combined oral contraceptive pills or medroxyprogesterone acetate, three experienced complete resolution and three experienced partial resolution. Amongst those with complete resolution, all had a subsequent pregnancy that had no complication attributable to previous AVM or medical therapy. Read More