✓ A case of giant traumatic false aneurysm of the intracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) with a concomitant carotid-cavernous fistula is reported. The fistula and the aneurysm persisted after ipsilateral cervical ICA ligation was performed elsewhere. Successful obliteration of the aneurysm and the fistula, with preservation of cross filling of the ipsilateral middle cerebral artery system, was accomplished by ligation of the intracranial ICA proximal to the origin of the posterior communicating artery with a 7–0 prolene suture, followed by transaneurysmal packing of the fistula.
S. V. Ramana Reddy and Thoralf M. Sundt Jr.
S. V. Ramana Reddy, William E. Karnes, Franklin Earnest IV and Thoralf M. Sundt Jr.
✓ 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.