Ruptured Fusiform Aneurysm of the Anterior Spinal Artery

Successful Treatment with Flow Diverter Stent Placed in the Feeding Vertebral Artery


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Conflict of interest

C. P. Simon-Gabriel has no conflicts of interest to declare. H. Urbach received honoraria for lectures from Bayer, Bracco, Stryker, UCB pharma. S. Meckel reports personal fees from Acandis GmbH & Co. KG/Germany during the course of the study; personal fees from Covidien Medtronic, Stryker and Microvention outside the submitted work.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors. Written informed consent for publication of this case report was obtained from the patient.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neuroradiology, Medical CenterUniversity of FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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