Extensive spinal cord infarction after surgical interruption of thoracolumbar dural arteriovenous fistula presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage

Sang Hun Lee, Ki Tack Kim, Sung Min Kim, Dae Jean Jo

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Abstract

Nontraumatic intracranial subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) attributable to the thoracolumbar dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) has been extremely rare. A 41-year-old male patient was admitted with severe acute headache, neck stiffness, and pronounced low-back pain radiating to both legs. The T2-weighted MR imaging showed irregular signal void and enlarged, varix like pouch formation with spinal cord compression at the T11-12 level. The angiogram revealed a DAVF. We report a DAVF case with SAH that revealed an extensive infarction from C5 to the conus medullaris after undergoing operative treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-64
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dural arteriovenous fistula
  • Spinal cord infarction
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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