Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp 354–356 | Cite as

Pediatric congenital vertebral artery arteriovenous malformation

  • Harish ShownkeenEmail author
  • Davide Bova
  • Andrew G. Chenelle
  • Thomas C. Origitano
Case Report


Vertebral arteriovenous fistulas are rare in children and the congenital form has been seldom reported in the literature. Prior to using endovascular therapy techniques, only surgery was the main treatment. The most common endovascular treatment is through the use of detachable balloons. This report describes the clinical and radiological findings of a congenital vertebral artery fistula in a 20-month-old child. Balloons could not be safely employed; therefore, embolization was performed with Guglielmi detachable microcoils. We review the history and treatment of these lesions, their clinical presentation, and imaging features, including their outcome, with particular attention to the pediatric population.


Arteriovenous malformation Detachable coil Congenital arteriovenous fistula 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harish Shownkeen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davide Bova
    • 2
  • Andrew G. Chenelle
    • 1
  • Thomas C. Origitano
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurologcal SurgeryLoyola University Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyLoyola University Medical CenterUSA

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