Long-term outcome of cervical and thoracolumbar dural arteriovenous fistulas with emphasis on sensory disturbance and neuropathic pain.

@article{Shinoyama2010LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcome of cervical and thoracolumbar dural arteriovenous fistulas with emphasis on sensory disturbance and neuropathic pain.},
  author={Mizuya Shinoyama and Toshiki Endo and Toshiyuki Takahash and Hiroaki Shimizu and Akira Takahashi and Michiyasu Suzuki and Teiji Tominaga},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={401-8}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical features and prognosis of sensory disturbance in spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) have not been well documented. Here we report long-term outcomes and detailed sensory evaluations of surgically treated SDAVF, including 14 patients with the craniocervical fistulas. METHODS Thirty-four consecutive patients with SDAVF treated at our institute during a period of 14 years were reviewed (mean age, 64.6 years; 67.6% men). Fistulas were located at the craniocervical… CONTINUE READING

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