Engorged and tortuous intradural filum terminale vein as a sign of a sacral dural arteriovenous malformation

Chi J. Chen, Hui-Ling Hsu

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Abstract

Sacral spinal dural arteriovenous (AV) malformation is rare and its clinical features are not specific to differentiate sacral dural AV malformation from the superiorly located ones. A sacral dural AV malformation, therefore, is usually diagnosed after negative thoracic and lumbar arteriograms. In this report, we propose a myelographic or magnetic resonance (MR) sign of engorged and tortuous intradural filum terminale vein as an indication of a sacral dural AV malformation. When this sign is seen, pelvic arteriography should be performed first.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-155
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Malformation, arteriovenous
  • Myelography
  • Spine, abnormalities
  • Vein, filum terminale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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