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Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 161, Issue 8, pp 1523–1527 | Cite as

Long-standing tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as progressively worsening cervical myelopathy by degenerative cervical intervertebral disc: a case report

  • Ohyuk Kwon
  • Dong Ah Shin
  • Joonho ChungEmail author
Case Report - Vascular Neurosurgery - Other
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Vascular Neurosurgery – Other

Abstract

We report a rare case of long-standing asymptomatic tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) presenting as symptomatic progressive cervical myelopathy which was caused by the protrusion of degenerative cervical intervertebral discs into the spinal canal and compression of the anterior spinal vein. The cervical spinal canal was narrowed, and the spinal cord was compressed anteriorly by protrusion of cervical intervertebral discs at the C6–7 level. The intervertebral discs compressed the draining vein of the tentorial DAVF (the anterior spinal vein) so venous congestion of the spinal cord resulted in cervical myelopathy only above the C6 level.

Keywords

Cervical myelopathy Dural arteriovenous fistula 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in the studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of our Institutional Review Board with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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The patient has consented to the submission of the case report for submission to the journal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery, Severance HospitalYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Severance Institute for Vascular and Metabolic ResearchYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulRepublic of Korea

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