[Congestive myelopathy caused by spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas. Anamnesis, clinical aspects, diagnosis, therapy and prognosis].

@article{Koch1998CongestiveMC,
  title={[Congestive myelopathy caused by spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas. Anamnesis, clinical aspects, diagnosis, therapy and prognosis].},
  author={C. Koch and H. C. Hansen and Maria Gorete Ouriques Westphal and Thomas Kucinski and Hermann Zeumer},
  journal={Der Nervenarzt},
  year={1998},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={
          279-86
        }
}
Congestive myelopathy, formerly referred to as varicosis spinalis or Foix-Alajouanine syndrome, is caused by a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF). So far, the blood supply from the meningeal arteries draining through the fistula into the medullary venous system can only be verified by spinal angiography. Patients predominantly male and over the age of 60 are afflicted. Initially reversible functional disorders caused by the congestion of the spinal cord veins eventually become… CONTINUE READING