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Rare vertebro-vertbral fistula treatment

42yr / male presented with sudden onset weakness of right superior extremity.Weakness progressed rapidly to both superior extremities. K/C/O Neurofibromatosis. MRI and Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) demonstrated a very rare condition: Vertebro-vertebral fistula (VVF). The VVF was completely embolized (cured) by endovascular coiling with excellent recovery in power.

Case by

Dr. Sibasankar Dalai, MD, FACP
Fellow, Australasian College of Phlebology,
Member, American College of Phlebology.

Rare vertebro-vertbral fistula treatment Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Thursday, June 02, 2011 Rating: 5

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