Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas.

  title={Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas.},
  author={Timo Krings and Sasikhan Geibprasert},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={30 4},
Spinal dural arteriovenous (AV) fistulas are the most commonly encountered vascular malformation of the spinal cord and a treatable cause for progressive para- or tetraplegia. They most commonly affect elderly men and are classically found in the thoracolumbar region. The AV shunt is located inside the dura mater close to the spinal nerve root where the arterial blood from a radiculomeningeal artery enters a radicular vein. The increase in spinal venous pressure leads to decreased drainage of… CONTINUE READING


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