Myelopathy due to intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas draining intrathecally into spinal medullary veins. Report of three cases.

@article{Wrobel1988MyelopathyDT,
  title={Myelopathy due to intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas draining intrathecally into spinal medullary veins. Report of three cases.},
  author={Charles J. Wrobel and Edward H. Oldfield and Giovanni Di Chiro and Edward C Tarlov and Robert A. Baker and John L. Doppman},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={69 6},
  pages={934-9}
}
Arteriovenous malformations (AVM's) of the spine commonly cause progressive myelopathy. Occasionally, myelography reveals serpentine filling defects characteristic of a spinal AVM, but an AVM or arteriovenous (AV) fistula cannot be demonstrated arteriographically, despite selective catheterization of all vessels known to have the potential of supplying the spinal cord and spinal dura. Often, and particularly in the setting of subacute or acute deterioration, this has been attributed to… CONTINUE READING

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