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Intradural spinal arteriovenous malformation of the glomus type: a case report.
Afr J Med Med Sci. 2005 Sep; 34(3):311-5.AJ

Abstract

Spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) being even rarer than cranial ones, constitute 3 - 4% of all spinal tumours, with an overall male:female ratio of 4:1. We report the case of a 24-year old female Youth Corps member who presented with an apoplectic onset of a left hemiparesis, progressively deteriorating to an incomplete quadriplegia with motor power of 2 and 0 in the right and left lower limb muscle groups, respectively. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a vascular malformation whose precise nature was indeterminate; the definitive diagnosis of a Glomus AVM was only made intra-operatively. Laminectomy with complete surgical excision was done and she gradually improved to ambulate with minimal support. The experience in our unit tends to support the observation in literature that spinal arteriovenous malformations could be very rare, and depending on the location, could be amenable to complete surgical excision and recovery of neurological function.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Neurological Surgery, Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16749368

Citation

Malomo, A O., et al. "Intradural Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation of the Glomus Type: a Case Report." African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, vol. 34, no. 3, 2005, pp. 311-5.
Malomo AO, Emejulu JK, Shokunbi MT, et al. Intradural spinal arteriovenous malformation of the glomus type: a case report. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2005;34(3):311-5.
Malomo, A. O., Emejulu, J. K., Shokunbi, M. T., Adeyinka, A. O., & Ogunniyi, A. (2005). Intradural spinal arteriovenous malformation of the glomus type: a case report. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 34(3), 311-5.
Malomo AO, et al. Intradural Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation of the Glomus Type: a Case Report. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2005;34(3):311-5. PubMed PMID: 16749368.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intradural spinal arteriovenous malformation of the glomus type: a case report. AU - Malomo,A O, AU - Emejulu,J K C, AU - Shokunbi,M T, AU - Adeyinka,A O, AU - Ogunniyi,A, PY - 2006/6/6/pubmed PY - 2006/10/4/medline PY - 2006/6/6/entrez SP - 311 EP - 5 JF - African journal of medicine and medical sciences JO - Afr J Med Med Sci VL - 34 IS - 3 N2 - Spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) being even rarer than cranial ones, constitute 3 - 4% of all spinal tumours, with an overall male:female ratio of 4:1. We report the case of a 24-year old female Youth Corps member who presented with an apoplectic onset of a left hemiparesis, progressively deteriorating to an incomplete quadriplegia with motor power of 2 and 0 in the right and left lower limb muscle groups, respectively. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a vascular malformation whose precise nature was indeterminate; the definitive diagnosis of a Glomus AVM was only made intra-operatively. Laminectomy with complete surgical excision was done and she gradually improved to ambulate with minimal support. The experience in our unit tends to support the observation in literature that spinal arteriovenous malformations could be very rare, and depending on the location, could be amenable to complete surgical excision and recovery of neurological function. SN - 0309-3913 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16749368/Intradural_spinal_arteriovenous_malformation_of_the_glomus_type:_a_case_report_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -