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Arteriovenous malformation of the filum terminale: an exceptional case.
J Neurosurg. 2016 Jun; 124(6):1712-5.JN

Abstract

Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the spine display a variety of different locations, angioarchitectures, and clinical presentations. The authors describe an exceptional case of a filum terminale AVM that is not described in any classification and discuss the origin and management of this malformation. A 59-year-old woman was admitted in June 2012 for cauda equina syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging and spinal angiography revealed an AVM of the filum terminale, located below the conus medullaris, fed by the anterior spinal artery. After an unsuccessful attempt to reach the nidus with a microcatheter, the AVM was resected. At 20 months after surgery, the patient was fully independent and radiological images confirmed the exclusion of the malformation. AVMs that originate from the filum terminale are exceptional. According to updated classifications, AVMs of the filum terminale should be categorized as a separate entity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Neurosurgery, CHU Nord, Marseille, France.Department of Neurosurgery, CHU Nord, Marseille, France.Department of Neurosurgery, CHU Nord, Marseille, France.Department of Neurosurgery, CHU Nord, Marseille, France.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26495953

Citation

Troude, Lucas, et al. "Arteriovenous Malformation of the Filum Terminale: an Exceptional Case." Journal of Neurosurgery, vol. 124, no. 6, 2016, pp. 1712-5.
Troude L, Melot A, Brunel H, et al. Arteriovenous malformation of the filum terminale: an exceptional case. J Neurosurg. 2016;124(6):1712-5.
Troude, L., Melot, A., Brunel, H., & Roche, P. H. (2016). Arteriovenous malformation of the filum terminale: an exceptional case. Journal of Neurosurgery, 124(6), 1712-5. https://doi.org/10.3171/2015.3.JNS142446
Troude L, et al. Arteriovenous Malformation of the Filum Terminale: an Exceptional Case. J Neurosurg. 2016;124(6):1712-5. PubMed PMID: 26495953.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Arteriovenous malformation of the filum terminale: an exceptional case. AU - Troude,Lucas,Jr AU - Melot,Anthony, AU - Brunel,Hervé, AU - Roche,Pierre-Hugues, Y1 - 2015/10/23/ PY - 2015/10/27/entrez PY - 2015/10/27/pubmed PY - 2016/12/15/medline KW - ASA = anterior spinal artery KW - AVM = arteriovenous malformation KW - DSA = digital subtraction angiography KW - arteriovenous malformation KW - filum terminale KW - spinal cord KW - surgery KW - vascular disorders SP - 1712 EP - 5 JF - Journal of neurosurgery JO - J Neurosurg VL - 124 IS - 6 N2 - Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the spine display a variety of different locations, angioarchitectures, and clinical presentations. The authors describe an exceptional case of a filum terminale AVM that is not described in any classification and discuss the origin and management of this malformation. A 59-year-old woman was admitted in June 2012 for cauda equina syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging and spinal angiography revealed an AVM of the filum terminale, located below the conus medullaris, fed by the anterior spinal artery. After an unsuccessful attempt to reach the nidus with a microcatheter, the AVM was resected. At 20 months after surgery, the patient was fully independent and radiological images confirmed the exclusion of the malformation. AVMs that originate from the filum terminale are exceptional. According to updated classifications, AVMs of the filum terminale should be categorized as a separate entity. SN - 1933-0693 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26495953/Arteriovenous_malformation_of_the_filum_terminale:_an_exceptional_case_ L2 - https://thejns.org/doi/10.3171/2015.3.JNS142446 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -