Surgical Case: Surgical Treatment of Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Disorder, Medicover Hospitals

An 8-year-old boy from Ramadrapuram got a new lease of Life from a rare disorder that otherwise could be fatal and may lead to lifelong paralyzed legs. Right diagnosis & timely intervention by internationally renowned Interventional Neuroradiologist Dr. Sibasankar Dalai of Medicover Hospital’s ‘Heart & Brain Institute’ at Arilova, Visakhapatnam has brought back the life to the child.

Now his legs are fully functional which proved a Medical Miracle. Such cases are rarely seen at about < 5 in a Million population called ‘ Spinal Dural AV Fistula Disorder ‘. The boy was brought to the hospital after several consultations with various specialist doctors of major hospitals in their locality with the chief complaint of Pain & difficulty in walking. Mr. Hemanth was brought with almost paralyzed legs.

He was diagnosed with necessary investigations in the hospital and his parents were explained regarding the complications & severity of the disease. Dr. Dalai performed a rare, technically advanced, surgery called ‘Embolization of Spinal Dural AV Fistula’.

This entire procedure was done without any cut or stitch over the spine. The surgery was performed through a single puncture in the groin. After the procedure, the patient gradually recovered within 48 hours of the surgery. Now Master Hemanth is able to walk without any support & discomfort.

In conclusion, Spinal Dural Arteriovenous malformation is a rare disorder presenting with low back pain and weakness of lower limbs. This can be completely and safely treated by Interventional Neuroradiology Procedure called Embolisation.

By Surgical Team, led by Dr. Sibasankara Dalai Interventional Neuroradiologist Medicover Hospitals – Heart & Brain Institute, Vishakapatnam

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