Spinal arteriovenous malformation presenting with prolapsed intervertebral disc: A diagnostic dilemma

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Abstract

The availability of multiple investigating modalities should be utilized to arrive at the correct diagnosis of the spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM). We hereby report the case of a 21-year-old, obese female, who presented with paraplegia and impaired bowel control two years after an episode of the fall. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of her spine not only revealed disc prolapse at T11-T12, but also tortuous dilated spinal veins and cord oedema. A diagnosis of a spinal arterio-venous fistula was confirmed after a spinal angiogram. The dilemma of treating the right pathology for the clinical signs and symptoms are being discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Volume163
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Intervertebral Disc Displacement
Intervertebral Disc
Arteriovenous Malformations
Clinical Pathology
Paraplegia
Signs and Symptoms
Fistula
Veins
Edema
Spinal Cord
Angiography
Spine
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Angiogram
  • AVM
  • MRI
  • Oedema
  • Spinal
  • Spinal cord

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  • Medicine(all)

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Spinal arteriovenous malformation presenting with prolapsed intervertebral disc : A diagnostic dilemma. / Farina, M. Y.; Haruna Rashid, Hanafiah; Faridzal, F.; Thanabalan, Jegan; Das, Srijit.

In: Clinica Terapeutica, Vol. 163, No. 6, 2012, p. 491-493.

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