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Case report
Symptomatic scalp fistula present in a 14-month-old toddler
  1. Jacob Gramacy,
  2. Sarah Sanford,
  3. Narlin B Beaty and
  4. Lutheria Hollis
  1. Neurosurgery, Tallahassee Neurological Clinic, Tallahasse, Florida, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Narlin B Beaty; lhollis{at}


This case report covers the resection of a pulsatile scalp fistula, in a 14-month-old toddler. We discuss the patient diagnosis, imaging techniques used, as well as the patient’s surgical intervention. We highlight the aetiology of arteriovenous fistulas, while comparing and contrasting previous case reports and their interventions, to our own specific case.

  • neuroimaging
  • congenital disorders
  • failure to thrive
  • neurosurgery
  • vascular surgery
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  • Contributors This article was authored by JG and SS and was edited and reviewed by performing Neurosurgeon NBB, with further review by LH.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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