Unique case of a post-traumatic nasoseptal arteriovenous malformation

BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jan 26;14(1):e239482. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-239482.


Extracranial manifestation of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) is uncommon. Nasoseptal AVMs are an even rarer entity. In this case report, we present an interesting and first-of-its-kind case of the development of a left nasoseptal AVM in a 60-year-old man after a fall. This was likely post-traumatic, unlike the usual congenital AVMs described in the literature. The patient was managed conservatively with regular follow-up for the AVM as he was asymptomatic.

Keywords: ear; haemangioma; medical education; nose and throat/otolaryngology; ophthalmology; radiology.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls*
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / etiology
  • Computed Tomography Angiography
  • Ethmoid Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Ethmoid Bone / injuries
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasal Septum / diagnostic imaging*
  • Nose Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Nose Diseases / etiology
  • Skull Fractures / complications
  • Skull Fractures / diagnostic imaging*