Foix-Alajouanine syndrome

A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Foix-Alajouanine syndrome refers to presentation of spinal AVMs with progressive neurological deterioration.

Initially, patients have a spastic paraplegia which progresses to flaccidity, loss of sphincter control and ascending sensory level. It is thought to be due to venous hypertension.

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rID: 6717
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Foix-Alajouanine disease

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