Dr. S. Palanisamy

Institute / Department

Neuro Surgery


M.S (Gen.Surg).,M.Ch (Neuro).


Senior Consultant - Brain Spine Surgeon

Years in Practice


Surgeries (Nos)


Procedures (Nos)



Head / Spine, peripheral nerve disorder & Crebrovascular System.

Medical Happenings

A Rare Case of Spinal AVM

70 Year old female had a difficulty in walking for past 1 year. She came to us in completely bedridden and inability to walk since last 1-2 weeks. She underwent MRI which showed Spinal Myelopathy due to Spinal Vascular Malformation. Our Interventional Radiologist performed Spinal Angiogram which showed Filum Terminale arteriovenous fistula causing Spinal Cord Congestion and Edema. After multi-disciplinary discussion she underwent surgical exclusion of the Filum Terminale Arteriovenous Fistula based on the anatomical localisation in Spinal Angiogram. Post-surgery, she was able to walk and regained her mobility. Filum Terminale Arteriovenous Fistula is rare condition and reported less than 100 cases in literature. Spinal Myelopathy due to Spinal Vascular Malformation can be completely cured if and treated early and appropriately.

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