Subdural Hematoma From a Type I Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation: Case Report
The authors report a patient in whom a subdural hematoma developed from a Type I spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM). The patient became symptomatic with back pain, and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a spinal subdural hematoma. Selective spinal angiography, however, failed to demonstrate a pathological process. The patient underwent exploratory laminoplasty that revealed a subdural extraarachnoid hematoma with an underlying Type I spinal AVM, which was surgically obliterated. The patient recovered completely. Subdural hematomas that affect the spine are rare. Although a negative result was obtained using selective spinal angiography, exploratory surgery should be considered for the evacuation of a subdural hematoma and possibly for the definitive treatment of a spinal AVM.
Journal of Neurosurgery
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Han, Patrick P.; Theodore, Nicholas; Porter, Randall W.; Detwiler, Paul W.; Lawton, Michael T.; and Spetzler, Robert F., "Subdural Hematoma From a Type I Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation: Case Report" (1999). Neurosurgery. 395.