Spinal AVM

Case contributed by Professor Ali Hekmatnia


Progressive paraplegia

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Female

MRI demonstrating conus medullaris edema and enlarged perimedullary and infraconal vessels. MRA MIP depicted the feeding artery of the lesion to derive from the eighth thorasic level (T8) on the left side. Localization of the shunt is at dural level.

Case Discussion

Lumbar spine MRI shows appearance of a spinal dural arteriovenous malformation. Progressive myelopathy from venous congestion/hypertension of dural AVM due to delayed diagnosis, leading to Foix-Alajouanine syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 70831
Published: 5th Sep 2019
Last edited: 7th Sep 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded
Institution: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

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