Embolization of a congenital arteriovenous fistula of the internal maxillary artery: A case report and review of the literature.

Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences

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Santillan A, Johnson J, Birnbaum LA. Embolization of a congenital arteriovenous fistula of the internal maxillary artery: A case report and review of the literature. Interv Neuroradiol. 2016;.
A 13 year-old girl with a congenital carotid-jugular fistula presented with a pulsatile mass and a thrill on the left side of her neck. Angiography showed a fistula between the left internal maxillary artery and the jugular vein. The patient underwent coil embolization using a transarterial balloon-assisted technique and one week later, a transvenous approach. The fistula was completely obliterated, and the patient's symptoms resolved.