Mri/myelographic localization of fistulous tract in spinal dural arteriovenous malformations prior to arteriography

Chen Chi-Jen, Ro Long-Sun, Cheng Wan-Chun, Chen Sien-Tsong

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Objective: Our goal was to use currently available imaging methods to localize the fistulous tract of spinal dural arteriovenous malformations (SDAVMs) prior to arteriography. Materials and Methods: Two middle-aged men showed MR findings indicative of a SDAVM. In the first patient coronal T2-weighted (T2W) imaging identified the engorged draining radiculospinal vein and traced it back to the intervertebral for a men site where the “nidus” was located. Then, axial T2W imaging was performed at the level of the involved intervertebral for a men. In the second patient MRI failed to demonstrate the nidus; myelography was carried out and showed the course of the abnormal intraspinal vein. Results: Successful MR/myelographic demonstration of the nidus (Case 1) or the abnormal intraspinal vein (Case 2) simplified and abbreviated the later studies. Conclusion: With MRI and/or myelography we were able to localize the site of the fistulous tract in the two cases of SDAVM prior to spinal arteriography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-896
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume19
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Arteriovenous Malformations
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Myelography

Keywords

  • Arteriography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Malformations, arteriovenous
  • Myelography
  • Spine, abnormalities

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Mri/myelographic localization of fistulous tract in spinal dural arteriovenous malformations prior to arteriography. / Chi-Jen, Chen; Long-Sun, Ro; Wan-Chun, Cheng; Sien-Tsong, Chen.

In: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 19, No. 6, 1995, p. 893-896.

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