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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Spinal dural arteriovenous malformation presented with intracranial hypertension in a young patient
  1. Mehmet Fatih Inci1,
  2. Mehmet Senoğlu2,
  3. Fuat Ozkan1,
  4. Murvet Yuksel1
  1. 1Department of Radiology, Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
  2. 2Department of Neurosurgery, Sütçü İmam University, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mehmet Fatih Inci, drfatihinci{at}


Spinal dural arteriovenous malformations (AVM), the most common type of spinal cord vascular malformation, can be a challenge to diagnosis and prompt treatment. The disorder is rare, and the presenting clinical symptoms and signs are non-specific and insidious at onset. Spinal dural AVMs preferentially affect middle-aged men, and patients most commonly present with gait abnormality or lower-extremity weakness and sensory disturbances. İt may rarely present with symptoms of intracranial hypertension including headache and visual disorders.

In this report, we present the radiological findings of a 19-year-old male patient with spinal dural AVM presenting with raised intracranial pressure symptoms including papilloedema and headache, and discuss with recent literature.

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