A large arteriovenous malformation of the external ear in an adult: report of a case and approach to management

Laryngoscope. 2001 Aug;111(8):1390-4. doi: 10.1097/00005537-200108000-00014.


Objectives/hypothesis: Arteriovenous malformations involving the external ear are relatively uncommon in adults. Arteriovenous malformations in the head and neck can poses difficult therapeutic challenges.

Study design: Case report.

Methods: We report a case of a large arteriovenous malformation in the external ear in a 41-year-old man.

Results: Extensive enlargement of the previously latent and asymptomatic arteriovenous malformation was triggered by blunt trauma to the ear.

Conclusion: We discuss the definition, clinical findings, diagnostic approaches, and therapeutic management of arteriovenous malformations.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery*
  • Ear, External / blood supply*
  • Ear, External / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male