Endovascular Treatment of Vascular and Nonvascular Diseases of the Spine

  • Shahram Rahimi
  • Ali Shaibani
  • Ajay K. Wakhloo


In general, the following entities have been listed under spinal vascular disease: Hemangioblastomas, Cavernous malformation/angioma, Spinal aneurysms, Arteriovenous fistulae, Arteriovenous malformations. With regard to vascular lesions of the vertebral bodies, aneurysmal bone cysts and vertebral hemangiomas also can be mentioned. Many different classification schemes have been suggested over the last three decades. The newest proposed classification for spinal vascular lesions is by Spetzler et al.1 The authors list the most prevalent classification scheme for arteriovenous fistulae and malformations along with the new classification and the angiographic/anatomic classification (Table 14.1).


Arteriovenous Fistula Aneurysmal Bone Cyst Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Venous Hypertension Cavernous Malformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shahram Rahimi
    • 1
  • Ali Shaibani
    • 2
  • Ajay K. Wakhloo
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and NeurosurgeryNorthwestern University, Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Division of Neurointerventional Radiology, Department of RadiologyUniversity of MassachusettsWorcesterUSA

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