Spontaneous Closure of Cerebral Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas with Direct Cortical Venous Drainage A Case Report

M. Voormolen, K. Geens, L. Van den Hauwe, P. M. Parizel

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We describe two rare cases of spontaneous closure of cerebral dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) with a small nidus and draining directly m a single cortical vein with several ectasias.

Eighteen previously published cases of spontaneous closure of cerebral DAVF comprised more benign fistula types In literature, several explanations for DAVF occlusion have been proposed We hypothesize that, in addition to the known causes, the specific contrast medium used during the diagnostic selective angiography might have played a role in the thrombosis and subsequent fistula closure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

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