Foix-Alajouanine syndrome

Last revised by Deleted User on 21 Dec 2014

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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