Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula: Imaging features and its mimics

Ying Jeng, David Yen Ting Chen, Hui Ling Hsu, Yen Lin Huang, Chi Jen Chen, Ying Chi Tseng

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Abstract

Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) is the most common spinal vascular malformation, however it is still rare and underdiagnosed. Magnetic resonance imaging findings such as spinal cord edema and dilated and tortuous perimedullary veins play a pivotal role in the confirmation of the diagnosis. However, spinal angiography remains the gold standard in the diagnosis of SDAVF. Classic angiographic findings of SDAVF are early filling of radicular veins, delayed venous return, and an extensive network of dilated perimedullary venous plexus. A series of angiograms of SDAVF at different locations along the spinal column, and mimics of serpentine perimedullary venous plexus on MR images, are demonstrated. Thorough knowledge of SDAVF aids correct diagnosis and prevents irreversible complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1131
Number of pages13
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Volume16
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

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Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations
Veins
Angiography
Vascular Malformations
Edema
Spinal Cord
Spine
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Central nervous system vascular malformations
  • Spinal cord diseases
  • Spine

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula : Imaging features and its mimics. / Jeng, Ying; Chen, David Yen Ting; Hsu, Hui Ling; Huang, Yen Lin; Chen, Chi Jen; Tseng, Ying Chi.

In: Korean Journal of Radiology, Vol. 16, No. 5, 01.09.2015, p. 1119-1131.

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