Spinal cord arteriovenous malformations in two patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Childs Nerv Syst. 1999 Mar;15(2-3):80-3. doi: 10.1007/s003810050336.


We report two cases, in first cousins, of spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the perimedullary fistula type and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). Spinal AVMs are a rare clinical presentation of HHT, but can be the first manifestation in a child with this disorder. The importance of considering a coexisting disorder of vascular dysplasia, such as HHT, when a child presents with a spinal AVM is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Angiography
  • Arteries / abnormalities*
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / etiology*
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy
  • Child
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Epistaxis
  • Humans
  • Laminectomy
  • Low Back Pain / etiology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Pedigree
  • Spinal Cord / blood supply*
  • Spinal Cord / diagnostic imaging
  • Spinal Cord / surgery
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / complications*
  • Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / genetics
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Veins / abnormalities*