Subtotal occlusion of a fistula by surgery or embolization alone is not protective against further complications, especially hemorrhage. The goal of treatment is to achieve a rapid and complete anatomical cure; combined endovascular and neurosurgical treatment seems to be the therapeutic choice.
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