Spinal epidural arteriovenous fistula with intramedullary reflux. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1997 Oct;87(4):633-5. doi: 10.3171/jns.1997.87.4.0633.


A spinal epidural arteriovenous fistula with secondary reflux into the perimedullary veins is a rare entity. The authors present such a case with a discussion of its pathophysiology and treatment. The mechanism for formation of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula is outlined based on the anatomical substrates in this region.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arteries
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / etiology*
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / physiopathology
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / surgery
  • Dura Mater / blood supply*
  • Humans
  • Ligation
  • Male
  • Regional Blood Flow
  • Sacrum / blood supply
  • Spinal Cord / blood supply*
  • Veins / physiopathology