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Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia

Krishnan Balagopal, Jain George, Jeyaseelan Nadarajah, Sanju M Libu, Linta Mariyam Raju.

Abstract
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae are the most common vascular malformation of the spinal cord. Patients typically present with slowly progressive myelopathy that is often wrongly diagnosed as degenerative cervical or lumbar stenosis. Spinal magnetic resonance imaging showing cord hyperintensity with associated flow voids posteriorly is pathognomonic. Definitive diagnosis and localization are achieved with spinal angiography. Treatment options include endovascular embolization and surgical ligation with good results. We present here a 46-year-old gentleman with acute paraplegia secondary to a thoracic dural arteriovenous fistula. He was treated with surgical management with improvement in symptoms. We aim to highlight the importance of early diagnosis and management of this potentially treatable condition.

Key words: Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula, Paraplegia, Surgical obliteration


 
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Balagopal K, George J, Nadarajah J, Libu SM, Raju LM. Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(5): 26-28. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Spinalduralarteriovenousfistulapresentingasacuteonsetparaplegia


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Balagopal K, George J, Nadarajah J, Libu SM, Raju LM. Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=86800 [Access: November 19, 2022]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Spinalduralarteriovenousfistulapresentingasacuteonsetparaplegia


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Balagopal K, George J, Nadarajah J, Libu SM, Raju LM. Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(5): 26-28. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Spinalduralarteriovenousfistulapresentingasacuteonsetparaplegia



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Balagopal K, George J, Nadarajah J, Libu SM, Raju LM. Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2022), [cited November 19, 2022]; 6(5): 26-28. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Spinalduralarteriovenousfistulapresentingasacuteonsetparaplegia



Harvard Style

Balagopal, K., George, . J., Nadarajah, . J., Libu, . S. M. & Raju, . L. M. (2022) Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 6 (5), 26-28. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Spinalduralarteriovenousfistulapresentingasacuteonsetparaplegia



Turabian Style

Balagopal, Krishnan, Jain George, Jeyaseelan Nadarajah, Sanju M Libu, and Linta Mariyam Raju. 2022. Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (5), 26-28. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Spinalduralarteriovenousfistulapresentingasacuteonsetparaplegia



Chicago Style

Balagopal, Krishnan, Jain George, Jeyaseelan Nadarajah, Sanju M Libu, and Linta Mariyam Raju. "Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6 (2022), 26-28. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Spinalduralarteriovenousfistulapresentingasacuteonsetparaplegia



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Balagopal, Krishnan, Jain George, Jeyaseelan Nadarajah, Sanju M Libu, and Linta Mariyam Raju. "Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6.5 (2022), 26-28. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Spinalduralarteriovenousfistulapresentingasacuteonsetparaplegia



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Balagopal, K., George, . J., Nadarajah, . J., Libu, . S. M. & Raju, . L. M. (2022) Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as acute onset paraplegia. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (5), 26-28. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.Spinalduralarteriovenousfistulapresentingasacuteonsetparaplegia