Type IV Spinal Arteriovenous Malformation in a Child

A Li, YYR Chan, CY Lui, S Lau, KL Mak, HS Lam

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:204-7

A 4-year-old boy presented with motor weakness and was subsequently found to have intraspinal extramedullary arteriovenous malformation (type IV C arteriovenous malformation) at the cervical region. Angiographic embolisation was performed. This patient illustrates the clinical inconspicuousness of spinal arteriovenous malformation in young patients and the importance of making the correct diagnosis so as to facilitate further interventional therapy.