Thoracic 11-Lumbar 1 Laminoplasty for Resection of Conus Arteriovenous Malformation: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
Conus medullaris spinal arteriovenous malformations are uniquely classified by the Spetzler classification. They possess a glomus (type II) nidus in either or both the intra- and extramedullary compartments, with multiple feeding arteries and niduses resulting in complex venous drainage patterns. These characteristics make resection of these lesions challenging, and these lesions are associated with a high risk for recurrence. This patient presented with a subarachnoid hemorrhage, and thorough imaging evaluation revealed a conus arteriovenous malformation. The patient underwent thoracic 11 to lumbar 1 laminoplasty for resection of the lesion. The arteriovenous malformation was circumdissected off the conus and lumbosacral nerve roots using sharp dissection and bipolar forceps. It was visualized both before and after resection with indocyanine green fluoroscopy. The patient tolerated the procedure well, and postoperative angiography demonstrated complete resection. The patient gave informed consent for surgery and video recording. Institutional review board approval was deemed unnecessary. Used with permission from Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, Arizona.
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown)
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Hendricks, Benjamin K and Spetzler, Robert F, "Thoracic 11-Lumbar 1 Laminoplasty for Resection of Conus Arteriovenous Malformation: 2-Dimensional Operative Video." (2020). Neurosurgery Articles. 607.