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Spinal arteriovenous malformation associated with spinal metameric syndrome: a treatable cause of long-term paraplegia?
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PMID:  22225485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cutaneomeningospinal angiomatosis, or Cobb syndrome, is a rare metameric developmental disorder presenting as an extradural-intradural vascular malformation that involves bone, muscle, skin, spinal cord, and nerve roots. A 14-year-old girl with a red nevus involving the T6-9 dermatomes on the left side of her back presented with a 5-year history of bowel and bladder incontinence, paraplegia, and lower-extremity sensory loss. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a hemangioma in the T-8 and T-9 vertebral bodies and a spinal cord AVM nidus extending from T-6 to T-9. The AVM was successfully embolized and the patient regained lower-extremity strength, ambulation, and normal sphincter functions after 5 years of having been wheelchair bound. The authors report the restoration of ambulation after endovascular embolization of a large spinal AVM in a patient with long-standing paraplegia due to Cobb syndrome.
Italo Linfante; Francesca Tari Capone; Guilherme Dabus; Sergio Gonzalez-Arias; Patricio E Lau; Edgar A Samaniego
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Spine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1547-5646     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101223545     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Spine     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, Florida;
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