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Keywords:

  • Foix–Alajouanine syndrome;
  • spinal arteriovenous fistula;
  • thoracic disc herniation;
  • venous congestive myelopathy

Abstract

We present what is to our knowledge the first reported case of thoracic disc herniation leading to venous congestive myelopathy (VCM), which was clinically and radiographically suggestive of Foix–Alajouanine syndrome (angiodysgenetic necrotizing myelopathy). In addition, we review current concepts in evaluating the etiology of VCM and discuss indications for surgery.