Spinal cord arteriovenous shunts: from imaging to management.

  title={Spinal cord arteriovenous shunts: from imaging to management.},
  author={G Rodesch and Pierre L. Lasjaunias},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  volume={46 3},
Spinal cord arteriovenous shunts (SCAVSs) are either fistulas or niduses that can be separated in four different groups according to their localization and relationship to the dura. Paraspinal AVSs are located outside the spine and are responsible for neurological symptoms because of cord compression by ertatic veins, venous congestion or arterial steal. Epidural shunts are located in the epidural space and drain in epidural veins with secondary intradural congestion. Dural shunts are embedded… CONTINUE READING


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