A Patient with Cervical Vertebral Arteriovenous Fistula Which Manifested as Radiculopathy: A Case Complicated by Neurofibromatosis Type 1

Takeaki Totsuka, Hisaya Hiramatsu, Tomoya Ohishi, Shusuke Matsui, Mika Kamiya, Hiroki Nanba
2019 Journal of Neuroendovascular Therapy  
Objective: In this report, we describe a case of cervical vertebral arteriovenous fistula (AVF) associated with neurofibromatosis type 1(NF1) presented as radiculopathy. Case Presentation: A 65-year-old female patient diagnosed with left cervical vertebral artery lesion-like aneurysms and NF1 incidentally. After 5 years, she presented with neck pain and left upper weakness. Examinations revealed left vertebral AVF. Endovascular therapy was performed and her symptoms were improved. Conclusion:
more » ... oved. Conclusion: Endovascular therapy should be performed if asymptomatic cervical vertebral aneurysms associated with NF1 are growing or become symptomatic. Keywords▶ neurofibromatosis type 1, cervical vertebral arteriovenous fistula, radiculopathy This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives International License.
doi:10.5797/jnet.cr.2019-0025 fatcat:75lb442gzvhrzcb7qkjihj7pva