Short reports and correspondence| Volume 60, ISSUE 9, P1077-1078, September 2007

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Digital vascular malformation originating from the vasanervorum of the digital nerve

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      A 23-year-old male presented with a swelling over the volar aspect of the middle finger of the left hand. The swelling had been present since birth, however, it increased over a period of two months and became increasingly painful. He denied any previous trauma to the finger. Examination showed a painless, compressible, slightly pulsatile, lilaceous swelling over the distal one third of the left middle finger. There was no sensory or motor impairment. Doppler ultrasound showed the presence of an arteriovenous malformation (22×8 mm) on the ulnar side of the volar aspect of the distal phalanx with normal flow velocity. This was confirmed by arteriography that showed an arteriovenous malformation in the late arterial phase with a major venous component.
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