Thoracic venous congestion caused by thoracic disc herniation
Version of Record online: 17 FEB 2013
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Brain and Behavior
Volume 3, Issue 3, pages 207–210, May 2013
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Brain and Behavior 2013; 3(3):207–210.
- Issue online: 13 MAY 2013
- Version of Record online: 17 FEB 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 15 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 11 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Received: 28 AUG 2012
- Foix–Alajouanine syndrome;
- spinal arteriovenous fistula;
- thoracic disc herniation;
- venous congestive myelopathy
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.