Arteriovenous Malformations In The Spinal Cord (Avms)

Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) in or around the spinal cord can cause spinal cord compression, ischemia, subarachnoid hemorrhages and parenchymal or a combination thereof. Symptoms may include: gradually progressive, ascending or alternately pronounced segmental neurological disorder, radicular pain and sudden back pain with sudden onset of segmental neurologic deficits. The diagnosis is made by an MRI. The treatment is surgery or stereotactic radiosurgery and may include an angiographic embolization. (See also…

September 3, 2018