Spinal arteriovenous malformation presenting with prolapsed intervertebral disc: A diagnostic dilemma

M. Y. Farina, H. Harunarashid, F. Faridzal, T. Jegan*, S. Das

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The availability of multiple investigating modalities should be utilized to arrive at the correct diagnosis of the spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM). We hereby report the case of a 21-year-old, obese female, who presented with paraplegia and impaired bowel control two years after an episode of the fall. The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of her spine not only revealed disc prolapse at T11-T12, but also tortuous dilated spinal veins and cord oedema. A diagnosis of a spinal arterio-venous fistula was confirmed after a spinal angiogram. The dilemma of treating the right pathology for the clinical signs and symptoms are being discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-493
Number of pages3
JournalClinica Terapeutica
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Angiogram
  • AVM
  • MRI
  • Oedema
  • Spinal
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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