Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría
versão On-line ISSN 0717-9227
MANTILLA, Mirko et al. Spinal arteriovenous fistula. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2003, vol.41, n.1, pp. 25-30. ISSN 0717-9227. doi: 10.4067/S0717-92272003000100004.
We report a case of thoracic spinal arteriovenous fistula. Clinical features, diagnostic methods and treatment options are reviewed. We conclude that the goal of surgery is vein occlusion. The surgery seems to have better results in the long-term, achieving either stabilization or improvement of neurological symptoms
Palavras-chave : spinal cord; spinal arteriovenous malformation; spinal arteriovenous fistula; selective spinal angiography; surgical treatment.