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Linda Alberga, Ingrid Menendez, Howard J. Landy, Jacques J. Morcos and Allan D. Levi

The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital's legacy of patient care, teaching, and research in the neurosciences extends over a period of 50 years. The department's founder was Dr. David Reynolds. The subsequent chairman, Dr. Hubert Rosomoff, formed a solid foundation that helped put the department on the map. Drs. Barth Green and Roberto Heros, the immediate past chair and co-chairman, garnered both national and international attention for the department. Dr. Green focused his career on complex spine and spinal cord disorders, and was pivotal in creating the world's largest research center for spinal cord injuries. Dr. Heros is a master educator and pioneer neurovascular surgeon, as well as a former president of several neurosurgical national and international organizations. In aggregate, the department has made major contributions to the foundations of neurosurgery.

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Elizabeth A. Vitarbo, Ali Sultan, David Wang, Jacques J. Morcos and Allan D. Levi

✓ The authors describe the case of a 62-year-old woman with a Type II split cord malformation (SCM). At the initial time of workup, the authors observed an associated Klippel—Feil deformity at the level of the SCM and a low-lying conus medullaris; however, they discovered an associated Type IV perimedullary spinal cord arteriovenous fistula (AVF) only after the patient continued to deteriorate following a spinal cord untethering procedure. Although prominent blood vessels have been reported within the median cleft of SCMs, an angiographically and surgically proven perimedullary AVF has not previously been described. The potential coexistence of SCM and perimedullary AVF has significant clinical implications and its recognition is critically important prior to surgical treatment.