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Revista Cubana de Medicina

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ASTENCIO RODRIGUEZ, Gloria et al. Rendu-Osler-Weber syndrome. Rev cubana med [online]. 2009, vol.48, n.3, pp. 109-118. ISSN 1561-302X.

The hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia or Rendu-Osler-Weber is autosomal dominant, characterized by presence of multiple telangiectasias present in skin and mucosa associated with arteriovenous malformations of different organs. Prognosis although with an early diagnosis and treatment could be improve the patient's quality and expectation of life. Treatment must to be individualized and to carry out screening for vascular malformations in patient and its first degree relatives since it may be present without symptoms. This is the case of male patient admitted in Gastroenterology Service of "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical Surgical Hospital due to recurrent episodes of high digestive bleeding. Vascular studies were carried out showing the typical lesions of disease. Treatment included a selective embolization achieving a subsequent good course.

Palabras clave : Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia; Rendu-Osler-Weber; arteriovenous malformations.

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