Treat high cervical spinal arteriovenous malformation with cyberknife radiosurgery

Yu Fen Huang, Chun Ming Yen, Chiung Chyi Shen, Jia Wei Lin, Wen Yu Cheng

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Abstract

This paper describes the use of CyberKnife radiosurgery in the treatment of accidentally found cervical spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM). We present the case of a patient with cervical spinal AVM, who developed progressive neck pain, gait disturbance, urine and stool incontinence 2 weeks after the fell down accident. The patient underwent CyberKnife radiosurgery. After CyberKnife radiosurgery for 2 years, the patient’s neck pain diminished and was able to keep the walk without any assistance. The management of cervical spinal AVM varies. This patient demonstrated a successful treatment of cervical spinal AVM with CyberKnife radiosurgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Medical Sciences (Taiwan)
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2014

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Keywords

  • CyberKnife
  • Spinal arteriovenous malformation
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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