Combined surgical and endovascular treatment of complex high-flow conus medullaris arteriovenous fistula associated with Parkes Weber syndrome: Case report

Arya Bagherpour, Gustavo J. Rodriguez, Chetan Moorthy, Todd T. Trier, Alberto Maud

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Abstract

Parkes Weber syndrome (PWS) is a congenital overgrowth disorder characterized by unilateral limb and axial hypertrophy, capillary malformations of the skin, and high-fow arteriovenous fstulas (AVFs). Spinal AVFs in the setting of PWS are challenging vascular lesions that often contain multiple arteriovenous (AV) shunts. The present case report highlights an adolescent girl with PWS who presented with a ruptured complex high-fow conus medullaris AVF. She was successfully treated with endovascular embolization and microsurgery. At the 2-year follow-up, the patient remained free of neurological symptoms and had no recurrence of the vascular malformation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-238
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Spine
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Endovascular
  • Parkes Weber syndrome
  • Spinal cord
  • Treatment
  • Vascular disorders
  • Vascular malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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