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Percutaneous intravertebral body embolization of a traumatic spinal epidural arteriovenous fistula with secondary perimedullary venous reflux. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20377987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arteriovenous fistulas following vertebral fractures are probably very rare. We present a case with fistulous connection between arteries and veins within the fractured 12th thoracic vertebral body with retrograde venous drainage to perimedullary veins resulting in spinal venous hypertension and a cauda equina like symptomatology. Pre-treatment 3D CT enabled us to puncture the venous pouch within the vertebra and deposit glue in the vertebral fistula. The procedure led to a complete occlusion of the fistula and relief of pain and neurological symptoms.
Oslash Gjertsen; P Hj Nakstad; Hk Pedersen; D Dahlberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1591-0199     ISO Abbreviation:  Interv Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-09     Completed Date:  2010-06-28     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602695     Medline TA:  Interv Neuroradiol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / etiology*,  therapy*
Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
Hemostatics / administration & dosage*
Spinal Injuries / complications*,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Venous Insufficiency / etiology*,  therapy*
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