Spontaneous extracranial vertebral arteriovenous fistula with fibromuscular dysplasia

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  • 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Radiology, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
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✓ A case of spontaneous vertebral arteriovenous fistula in association with fibromuscular dysplasia is reported. The patient presented with progressive cervical myelopathy and cervical bruit. The pathogenesis of the fistula development and the spinal cord symptoms is discussed. Symptoms subsided after obliteration of the fistula.

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