Intraoperative color Doppler sonography in the surgical treatment of perimedullary arteriovenous fistula - Case report

Toshitaka Seki, Kazutoshi Hida, Jang Bo Lee, Shunsuke Yano, Yoshinobu Iwasaki

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A 36-year-old female was treated for a perimedullary arteriovenous fistula (AVF) using intraoperative color Doppler sonography monitoring. Color Doppler sonography before interruption of the fistulous point clearly demonstrated an abnormal hyperechoic lesion. After interruption of the shunting point, the lesion had disappeared. Intraoperative angiography confirmed the disappearance of the perimedullary AVF. Intraoperative color Doppler sonography is a noninvasive, reliable, and cost-effective method for monitoring the effect of interruption on perimedullary AVF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-103
Number of pages4
JournalNeurologia Medico-Chirurgica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Color Doppler sonography
  • Intraoperative sonography
  • Perimedullary arteriovenous fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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