The endovascular treatment of a spinal perimedullary arteriovenous fistula with coils: A case report

L. Pasqualetto, R. Papa, M. Isalberti, N. P. Nuzzi, V. Branca

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Abstract

We report a case of direct spinal intradural ventral arteriovenous fistula of the thoraco-lumbar region. Angiography demonstrated a single feeder from the anterior spinal artery that drained directly into a markedly dilated vein without an intervening nidus. The endovascular treatment was performed by a transarterial approach and the occlusion of the fistula, after a failed treatment by a detachable balloon, was obtained by coils released in the initial fistulous site inside a venous dilatation with complete clinical cure. This case indicates that endovascular treatment is possible using coils as a valid and safe alternative to a balloon, glue or surgical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-91
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of NeuroInterventional Surgery
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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