A 45-year-old man was admitted because of loss of strength in the legs and urinary retention. MRI showed enlargement of the thoracic and lumbar spinal cord from T11 to the conus medullaris. Magnetic resonance angiography and spinal angiography showed a dural arteriovenous fistula. The abnormal connection was clipped surgically after which the patient recovered fully.
|Translated title of the contribution||Clinical judgment and decision making in clinical practice. A free spirit with imminent paraplegia|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Feb 1997|