Singing paraplegia: A distinctive manifestation of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula

Vini G. Khurana, Carmen M. Perez-Terzic, Ronald C. Petersen, William E. Krauss

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The unique case of a baritone with a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) causing recurrent, acute paraplegia during singing is described. This case underscores the presence of impaired venous drainage in these lesions and the high level of clinical suspicion required for their diagnosis in patients with any myelopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1279-1281
Number of pages3
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 23 2002


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  • Clinical Neurology

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