TITLE

Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula: a treatable cause of myelopathy

AUTHOR(S)
Diaz, Roberto Jose; Wong, John H.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/6/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p1286
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a 46-year-old male patient diagnosed with spinal dural arteriovenous fistula. He presented with a history of work-related radicular leg pain, progressive weakness and signs and symptoms of myelopathy. The magnetic resonance imaging of the patient's whole spine showed intermedullary weighted hyperintensity and spinal cord expansion. A posterior thoracic laminectomy and durotomy was performed, showing engorged venous vessels on the surface of the spinal cord.
ACCESSION #
31772316

 

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