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September 1978

Methylene Blue Dye and Arteriovenous Malformations

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Puyallup, Wash

Arch Surg. 1978;113(9):1110. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370210092016

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To the Editor.—The article in the Archives (113:194-195, 1978) by Fogler and Golembe on the use of methylene blue dye for localization of arteriovenous malformations in the small bowel was helpful.

Another maneuver I once found helpful at surgery was to turn off the operating room overhead lights and transilluminate the small bowel. Telangiectasias showed up as irregular dark spots.

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