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Resolution of bulbar and spinal symptoms postcranial dural arteriovenous fistula embolisation


Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) are uncommon lesions. Multiple classification systems have been proposed to attempt to describe these lesions. We describe the case of a patient with a dorsal epidural DAVF that, while cerebral in origin, presented with classic spinal DAVF symptoms. Following embolisation, the patient had complete radiographic and symptomatic resolution. Classification of these DAVFs by embryological development allows for potential stratification of DAVFs with a different biological aetiology and diverse characteristics to more fully understand disease mechanisms.

  • spinal cord
  • neurosurgery

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