Spinal Vascular Lesions

Chapter

Abstract

Spinal vascular lesions are discussed in this chapter. These include the arteriovenous fistulas and the more complex vascular malformations, which can be classified into dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF), intramedullary arteriovenous malformation (AVM), juvenile AVM, and intradural perimedullary AVF. These conditions are discussed, including their prevalence and epidemiology, clinical features, pathophysiology, and diagnostic workup and management, including surgical and endovascular considerations. Less common spinal vascular lesions such as extradural arteriovenous fistulas and spinal cord aneurysms are also briefly discussed. There is growing awareness of spinal cord ischemic stroke especially in the setting of aortic aneurysm repair, and the diagnosis and management of this vascular condition is also discussed.

Keywords

Arteriovenous Fistula Spinal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Anterior Spinal Artery Split Cord Malformation 
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyBayfront Medical CenterSouth Saint PetersburgUSA

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