Endovascular management of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas
- Athos Patsalides1,2,
- Alejandro Santillan2,
- Jared Knopman2,
- Apostolos J Tsiouris1,
- Howard A Riina1,2,
- Y Pierre Gobin1,2
- 1Department of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
- 2Department of Neurological Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA
- Correspondence to Athos Patsalides, 525 E. 68th Street, Box 99, New York, NY 10065, USA;
- Received 2 June 2010
- Accepted 4 June 2010
- Published Online First 29 September 2010
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) represent the most frequent spinal arteriovenous malformation and have an ominous natural history if left untreated. In the present review, we describe the spinal vascular anatomy, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of SDAVFs, and the current role of endovascular embolization in this type of lesion.
Competing interests None declared.
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