Spontaneous extracranial vertebral arteriovenous fistula with fibromuscular dysplasia. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1981 Mar;54(3):399-402. doi: 10.3171/jns.1981.54.3.0399.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / complications*
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / complications
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / surgery*
  • Female
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia / complications*
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Radiography
  • Vertebral Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Vertebral Artery / surgery*