Vertebro-vertebral fistula after internal jugular vein catheterization. Case report
Head and neck arteriovenous fistulas are uncommon. Central venous catheterization is a very frequent medical procedure, and complications are not unusual. We report a case of a 56-year-old woman who developed an arteriovenous vertebro-vertebral fistula after internal jugular vein cannulation. The only clinical manifestation was tinnitus, and physical examination revealed systolic cervical murmur and cervical thrill. The diagnosis was made with computed tomography and angiography, and the treatment was performed by means of non-invasive fistula closure with platinum coil embolization.
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