Treatment of vertebral arteriovenous fistulas.

  title={Treatment of vertebral arteriovenous fistulas.},
  author={Van Halbach and Randall Higashida and Grant B. Hieshima},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={150 2},
Twenty patients with vertebral arteriovenous fistulas (eight spontaneous, six traumatic without vertebral artery transection, and six traumatic with vertebral artery transection) were treated by transvascular embolization techniques, resulting in complete fistula closure in all patients. The fistulas were located at C1-C2 in 45%, C2-C3 in 25%, C4-C5 in 15%, C5-C6 in 10%, and C6-C7 in 5%. Trauma was the most common cause: 30% followed knife wounds, 20% followed gunshot injuries, and 10% followed… CONTINUE READING


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