Angiographic demonstration of a spinal epidural arteriovenous malformation. Case report

W. C. Olivero, W. C. Hanigan, K. W. McCluney

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A 16-year-old boy presented with acute midline thoracic pain followed by rapidly progressive paraplegia. The initial neurological examination demonstrated a complete sensory and motor paraplegia, which significantly improved spontaneously over the following 2 days. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a posterior epidural hematoma extending from the T-4 to T-6 vertebrae, and spinal angiography demonstrated an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) with a nidus of abnormal epidural vessels at the level of the T-5 vertebra, which was confirmed surgically. This case represents one of the first reports of a spinal epidural AVM confirmed by angiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


  • epidural hematoma
  • spinal angiography
  • spinal arteriovenous malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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