Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas (FAVDR) with Peri- Medullary Venous Drainage: Clinical, Radiological and Therapeutic Aspects (Case Report and Literature Review)


  •   Tarek Mesbahi

  •   Abderrahmane Rafiq

  •   Nidal Amara

  •   Marouane Makhchoune

  •   Abdelhakim Lakhdar


Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas are rare and often unrecognized,  they occur predominantly in men, with an initial clinical picture most often  misleading made of chronic myelopathy in the absence of treatment, the evolution is slowly towards a definitive paraplegia. We report the case of a patient referred for a table of spinal cord compression revealing a spinal dural fistula with perimedullary venous drainage treated urgently, due to the worsening of the clinical picture. The standard treatment consists of surgical or endovascular exclusion of the fistula (in our case the fistula was surgically excluded). From this case and based on the literature, we will specify the a, clinical, radiological characteristics as well as the prognosis of these malformations, and we will discuss the possibilities of therapeutic management.

Keywords: Case report, fistula arteriovenous, magnetic resonance, spinal dural fistula, spinal cord, spinal cord ischemia


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Mesbahi, T., Rafiq, A. ., Amara, N., Makhchoune, M., & Lakhdar, A. (2021). Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas (FAVDR) with Peri- Medullary Venous Drainage: Clinical, Radiological and Therapeutic Aspects (Case Report and Literature Review). European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(5), 54–55. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.5.1056

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