Improvement of paraplegia caused by spinal dural arteriovenous fistula by surgical obliteration more than 6 years after symptom onset.

@article{Kaut2008ImprovementOP,
  title={Improvement of paraplegia caused by spinal dural arteriovenous fistula by surgical obliteration more than 6 years after symptom onset.},
  author={Oliver Kaut and Horst Urbach and Thomas Klockgether},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 12},
  pages={
          1408-9
        }
}
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae (SDAVF) are acquired spinal vascular malformations, in which a small connection between a radicular artery and radicular vein causes venous hypertension, congestive myelopathy and infarction of the spinal cord. Here the case of a 47-year-old man is presented who had pain in his back irradiating to his right leg, numbness of his right leg as well as weakness of both legs. Urination was disturbed with detection of residual urine. Six weeks later he developed a… CONTINUE READING

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