http://www.ajnr.org/cgi/content/abstract/27/2/321

CASE REPORT
INTERVENTIONAL

Double Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas

A. El-Serwia, A. Maubona, J. Vidalb and R. Chapota

a Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, CHU Dupuytren, Limoges, France
b Department of Neurosurgery, CHU Dupuytren, Limoges, France



Address correspondence to Ahmed El-Serwi, Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, CHU de Limoges, 2 Avenue Martin Luther King, 87042 Limoges Cedex, France

SUMMARY: We present a patient with double spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas revealed by progressive myelopathy. Numerous dilated veins extending along the entire length of the spinal cord were found on MR imaging. Angiography showed a first spinal dural fistula at the level of T7 with descending venous drainage and a second spinal dural fistula at the level of T5 with ascending venous drainage. Both fistulas were cured by therapeutic embolization.

American Journal of Neuroradiology 27:321-323, February 2006