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We report two cases of rare direct cervical vertebro-venous fistula (VVF) presenting with chronic radiculopathy as part of the symptom complex. We describe the MRI and intra-arterial angiography findings before and after successful embolisation. These demonstrate occlusion of the fistula with collapse and thrombosis of the draining extradural venous plexus and, in one case, resolution of MRI signal abnormality in the cervical spinal cord.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neuroradiology

Publication Date

12/2001

Volume

43

Pages

1118 - 1122

Keywords

Adult, Angiography, Arteriovenous Fistula, Cervical Vertebrae, Embolization, Therapeutic, Female, Humans, Jugular Veins, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiculopathy, Vertebral Artery