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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 432-436

Congestive myelopathy (Foix-Alajouanine Syndrome) due to intradural arteriovenous fistula of the filum terminale fed by anterior spinal artery: Case report and review of literature


1 Department of Neurosurgery, National Neurosciences Centre, Peerless Hospital Complex, IInd Floor, 360 Panchasayar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2 Department of Neurology, National Neurosciences Centre, Peerless Hospital Complex, IInd Floor, 360 Panchasayar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Radiology, National Neurosciences Centre, Peerless Hospital Complex, IInd Floor, 360 Panchasayar, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Prasad Krishnan
Flat 3B, 9 Southend Park, Kolkata 700 029, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-2327.116931

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Spinal arteriovenous fistulas are rare entities. They often present with congestive myelopathy but are infrequently diagnosed as the cause of the patients' symptoms. Only one such case has been described previously in Indian literature. We describe one such case who presented to us after a gap of 3 years since symptom onset and following a failed laminectomy where the cause was later diagnosed to be an intradural fistula in the filum terminale fed by the anterior spinal artery and review the available literature.


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