Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF)

  • Vipul GuptaEmail author


A 50-year-old man presented with a history of numbness in both lower limbs and associated urine and fecal incontinence for 6 months. There was no history of trauma. MRI scan showed multiple flow voids in the lower cervical and dorsal spine along with cord edema in the lower thoracic cord suggestive of a vascular malformation (Fig. 80.1). Spinal angiography demonstrated spinal dural AV fistula at L4–L5 levels with arterial feeders from the lateral sacral branches (Fig. 80.2).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurointerventional Surgery, Stroke UnitArtemis Agrim Institute of NeuroscienceGurgaonIndia

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