A rare case of spinal dural arteriovenous fistula

  • Mariya Apostolova Department of Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, United States.
  • Samer Nasser Department of Internal Medicine, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, United States.
  • Samir Kodsi | kodsis@me.com Department of Radiology, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA, United States.

Abstract

Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) is a rare vascular malformation of the spine. Only a limited number of cases of SDAVF have been reported in the current literature. We describe the case of a 74 year old male who presented with gradually progressive bilateral lower extremity weakness and bladder dysfunction and was subsequently diagnosed with SDAVF affecting both the thoracic and lumbar spine. The patient later underwent embolization with some improvement in his neurologic symptoms.

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2012-12-18
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Keywords:
arteriovenous fistula, spinal dural arteriovenous fistula, spinal arteriovenous fistula, SDAVF
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Apostolova, M., Nasser, S., & Kodsi, S. (2012). A rare case of spinal dural arteriovenous fistula. Neurology International, 4(3), e19. https://doi.org/10.4081/ni.2012.e19