Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case report

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Main Author: Bordignon,Kelly C.
Publication Date: 2005
Other Authors: Montú,María Belén, Ramina,Ricardo, Arruda,Walter Oleschko
Format: Report
Language: eng
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
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Summary: In a 52-year-old woman, spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) has been associated with what has been known as Foix-Alajouanine syndrome. The pathophysiology of the AV fistula is probably related to increased venous pressure from the AVM plus thrombotic process.The most common initial symptoms are sensory disturbance, pain and leg weakness. Definitive diagnosis of spinal AVMs requires radiographic demonstration of the vascular anomaly. Nevertheless, in this case, suggestive defects of malformations could not be seen, in contrast to the MRI findings and macroscopical and anatomical-pathological lesion. These findings rise our attention, about the need to keep in mind the clinical suspicion of AVM in cases of back pain and motor deficit, and an early surgical conduct in this situation.
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spelling Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case reportparaplegiaAV fistulavenous thrombosisIn a 52-year-old woman, spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) has been associated with what has been known as Foix-Alajouanine syndrome. The pathophysiology of the AV fistula is probably related to increased venous pressure from the AVM plus thrombotic process.The most common initial symptoms are sensory disturbance, pain and leg weakness. Definitive diagnosis of spinal AVMs requires radiographic demonstration of the vascular anomaly. Nevertheless, in this case, suggestive defects of malformations could not be seen, in contrast to the MRI findings and macroscopical and anatomical-pathological lesion. These findings rise our attention, about the need to keep in mind the clinical suspicion of AVM in cases of back pain and motor deficit, and an early surgical conduct in this situation.Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO2005-06-01info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/reporttext/htmlhttp://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0004-282X2005000300030Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria v.63 n.2b 2005reponame:Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatriainstname:ABNEUROinstacron:ABNEURO10.1590/S0004-282X2005000300030info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessBordignon,Kelly C.Montú,María BelénRamina,RicardoArruda,Walter Oleschkoeng2020-04-25T19:45:24Zhttp://www.scielo.br/oai/scielo-oai.php0004-282X1678-4227opendoar:null2020-04-26 03:04:25.538Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - ABNEUROtrue
dc.title.none.fl_str_mv Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case report
title Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case report
spellingShingle Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case report
Bordignon,Kelly C.
paraplegia
AV fistula
venous thrombosis
title_short Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case report
title_full Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case report
title_fullStr Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case report
title_full_unstemmed Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case report
title_sort Foix-Alajouanine syndrome: case report
author Bordignon,Kelly C.
author_facet Bordignon,Kelly C.
Montú,María Belén
Ramina,Ricardo
Arruda,Walter Oleschko
author_role author
author2 Montú,María Belén
Ramina,Ricardo
Arruda,Walter Oleschko
author2_role author
author
author
dc.contributor.author.fl_str_mv Bordignon,Kelly C.
Montú,María Belén
Ramina,Ricardo
Arruda,Walter Oleschko
dc.subject.por.fl_str_mv paraplegia
AV fistula
venous thrombosis
topic paraplegia
AV fistula
venous thrombosis
dc.description.none.fl_txt_mv In a 52-year-old woman, spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) has been associated with what has been known as Foix-Alajouanine syndrome. The pathophysiology of the AV fistula is probably related to increased venous pressure from the AVM plus thrombotic process.The most common initial symptoms are sensory disturbance, pain and leg weakness. Definitive diagnosis of spinal AVMs requires radiographic demonstration of the vascular anomaly. Nevertheless, in this case, suggestive defects of malformations could not be seen, in contrast to the MRI findings and macroscopical and anatomical-pathological lesion. These findings rise our attention, about the need to keep in mind the clinical suspicion of AVM in cases of back pain and motor deficit, and an early surgical conduct in this situation.
description In a 52-year-old woman, spinal arteriovenous malformation (AVM) has been associated with what has been known as Foix-Alajouanine syndrome. The pathophysiology of the AV fistula is probably related to increased venous pressure from the AVM plus thrombotic process.The most common initial symptoms are sensory disturbance, pain and leg weakness. Definitive diagnosis of spinal AVMs requires radiographic demonstration of the vascular anomaly. Nevertheless, in this case, suggestive defects of malformations could not be seen, in contrast to the MRI findings and macroscopical and anatomical-pathological lesion. These findings rise our attention, about the need to keep in mind the clinical suspicion of AVM in cases of back pain and motor deficit, and an early surgical conduct in this situation.
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