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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137915/first-line-direct-access-for-transarterial-embolization-of-a-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-case-report-and-literature-review
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Brent J Doolan, Iddo Paldor, Peter J Mitchell, Andrew P Morokoff
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulae (DAVF) are complex vascular malformations consisting of a pathological shunt located between meningeal arteries and drainage to dural venous sinuses and/or cerebral veins. We report an unusual anatomical variation, resulting in a DAVF forming between the superior sagittal sinus and an anomalous origin of the middle meningeal artery (MMA) arising from the left ophthalmic artery. We present an atypical case requiring mini-craniotomy for catheter access, as well as cannulation of extracranial arterial supply prior to embolization of a Cognard type IIa+b fistula...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125026/delayed-and-incomplete-treatment-may-result-in-dural-fistula-development-in-children-with-vein-of-galen-malformation
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Dan Meila, Cynthia Schmidt, Katharina Melber, Dominik Grieb, Cornelius Jacobs, Collin Jacobs, Heinrich Lanfermann, Friedhelm Brassel
The association of dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) in children with Vein of Galen malformation (VGM) has recently been reported for the first time. In a larger series of cases treated with transarterial NBCA embolization, 30% had DAVF. We wanted to analyze the development of DAVF in our cohort of children with VGM and to evaluate whether their occurrence depends on different treatment timing and embolic materials. We analyzed 43 VGM cases treated with a combined transarterial and transvenous approach between 2003 and 2016...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110903/spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-the-most-frequent-vascular-malformations-of-the-spinal-cord
#3
J Iglesias Gordo, R Martínez García
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas are produced by direct communication between the arterial and venous systems of the spinal cord, causing hypertension in the latter with spinal cord dysfunction. It is a rare pathology with unknown etiology and non-specific clinical symptoms that usually results in a delayed diagnosis. Often radiologists are the first to guide the disease towards an adequate diagnosis. Characteristic findings can be seen through MR or MR angiography, and may even locate the fistula in a high percentage of cases, although the pathology must be confirmed by spinal angiography...
October 27, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973579/cerebrovascular-imaging-which-test-is-best
#4
Amy Lin, Sapna Rawal, Ronit Agid, Daniel M Mandell
Optimal diagnosis and characterization of cerebrovascular disease requires selection of the appropriate imaging exam for each clinical situation. In this review, we focus on intracranial arterial disease and discuss the techniques in current clinical use for imaging the blood vessel lumen and blood vessel wall, and for mapping cerebral hemodynamic impairment at the tissue level. We then discuss specific strategies for imaging intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, dural arterial venous fistulas, and arterial steno-occlusive disease...
June 23, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965107/imaging-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-fetal-and-postnatal-torcular-dural-sinus-malformations-part-i-review-of-experience-at-boston-children-s-hospital
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Edward Yang, Armide Storey, Heather E Olson, Janet Soul, Judy A Estroff, Cameron C Trenor, Benjamin K Cooper, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach
BACKGROUND: Even for the most common dural sinus malformation (DSM), the torcular DSM (tDSM), generalizable statements about etiology and prognosis are difficult because neurosurgeons/neuroradiologists and obstetrical imagers have focused on different patient age groups, have reported different outcomes, and have offered differing pathophysiologic explanations. OBJECTIVE: To examine the imaging features and outcomes of a local cohort of tDSMs across fetal-neonatal life for commonalities...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965104/imaging-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-fetal-and-postnatal-torcular-dural-sinus-malformations-part-ii-synthesis-of-the-literature-and-patient-management
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Edward Yang, Armide Storey, Heather E Olson, Janet Soul, Judy A Estroff, Cameron C Trenor, Benjamin K Cooper, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach
BACKGROUND: Torcular dural sinus malformations (tDSMs) are described as slow flow dural arteriovenous fistulae with frequently poor outcomes in the neuroangiographic literature, but other etiologies have been proposed in the obstetric literature, where outcomes have been more favorable. OBJECTIVE: To review tDSMs reported in the literature of multiple specialties for features that support a common etiology, and to identify key prognostic factors, with an emphasis on tDSM trajectory highlighted in part I...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914869/-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-a-series-of-clinical-cases-and-an-analysis-of-the-literature-data
#7
K N Babichev, V P Orlov, A V Stanishevskiy, A V Savello, D V Svistov
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (SDAVFs) are the most common vascular malformation of the spinal cord, causing segmental lesions of the spinal cord due to venous ischemia. Functional outcomes of treatment in SDAVF patients are favorable, but the rate of improvement varies from 25 to 100%, which complicates prediction of the treatment outcome. AIM: the study aim was to identify a relationship between fistula localization and clinical manifestations and evaluate the effect of disease duration and severity of neurological impairments on immediate and long-term treatment outcomes, based on analysis of the literature and own data...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904828/usefulness-of-dural-surface-tracing-of-the-cortical-vessels-with-indocyanine-green-videoangiography-just-prior-to-dural-opening-for-various-cerebrovascular-diseases
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Naoki Otani, Kojiro Wada, Terushige Toyooka, Satoru Takeuchi, Arata Tomiyama, Kentaro Mori
BACKGROUND: Indocyanine green (ICG) videoangiography can be used to delineate the locations of the cortical vessels just prior to dural opening, allowing safe and optimal dural opening. The present clinical series demonstrates the adjunct use of ICG videoangiography to optimize dural opening for the treatment of various cerebrovascular diseases. METHODS: A total of 45 patients underwent surgery for superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery bypass (40), arteriovenous malformation (2), and dural arteriovenous fistula (3) between January 2012 and December 2016...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859024/spontaneous-resolution-of-venous-aneurysms-after-transarterial-embolization-of-a-variant-superior-sagittal-sinus-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-case-report-and-literature-review
#9
Weizheng Song, Hong Sun, Jin Liu, Li Liu, Jia Liu
We present a rare case of dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) with subarachnoid hemorrhage and intraventricular hemorrhage due to its venous aneurysms. A 63-year-old woman was admitted for a sudden loss of consciousness. Computed tomography angiograph, magnetic resonance imaging angiography, and digital subtraction angiography revealed a superior sagittal sinus DAVF. The fistula was fed by the left middle meningeal artery and left internal carotid artery, and was drained by a right vein of Trolard, the superficial Sylvian vein, deep Sylvian vein, and basal vein to the vein of Galen...
September 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780588/spontaneous-resolution-of-low-flow-spinal-arteriovenous-fistulas
#10
Joe Kang, Lydia Gregg, Philippe Gailloud
PURPOSE: Spinal vascular anomalies with arteriovenous blood shunting include spinal arteriovenous malformations (SAVMs) and spinal arteriovenous fistulas (SAVFs), which are distinguished by the presence or absence of an interposed nidus. SAVFs can be further characterized based on their location (perimedullary, dural, or extradural) and flow pattern (high-flow versus low-flow shunts). The spontaneous resolution of a spinal vascular malformation, i.e., the complete disappearance-in the absence of therapeutic measures-of a lesion previously identified by angiography, seems to represent an exceptional phenomenon...
October 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768818/sofia-intermediate-catheter-and-the-snake-technique-safety-and-efficacy-of-the-sofia-catheter-without-guidewire-or-microcatheter-construct
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Jeremy J Heit, Johnny Hy Wong, Adrienne M Mofaff, Nicholas A Telischak, Robert L Dodd, Michael P Marks, Huy M Do
BACKGROUND: Neurointerventional surgeries (NIS) benefit from supportive endovascular constructs. Sofia is a soft-tipped, flexible, braided single lumen intermediate catheter designed for NIS. Sofia advancement from the cervical to the intracranial circulation without a luminal guidewire or microcatheter construct has not been described. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of the new Sofia Non-wire Advancement techniKE (SNAKE) for advancement of the Sofia into the cerebral circulation...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729296/analysis-of-30-spinal-angiograms-falsely-reported-as-normal-in-18-patients-with-subsequently-documented-spinal-vascular-malformations
#12
P Barreras, D Heck, B Greenberg, J-P Wolinsky, C A Pardo, P Gailloud
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The early diagnosis of spinal vascular malformations suffers from the nonspecificity of their clinical and radiologic presentations. Spinal angiography requires a methodical approach to offer a high diagnostic yield. The prospect of false-negative studies is particularly distressing when addressing conditions with a narrow therapeutic window. The purpose of this study was to identify factors leading to missed findings or inadequate studies in patients with spinal vascular malformations...
July 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698085/modified-park-bench-position-for-superior-vermian-arteriovenous-malformations-and-dural-fistulas
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Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Christoph J Griessenauer, Abdulrahman Y Alturki, Paul H Chapman, Christopher S Ogilvy, Ajith J Thomas
OBJECTIVES: Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the superior cerebellar vermis and dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) draining into tentorial venous structures are uncommon lesions. Various surgical approaches and positions have been used to gain access. METHODS: We present our experience with 10 superior vermian AVMs and 3 dAVFs with retrograde transverse sinus or torcular drainage, each resected through a supracerebellar infratentorial approach in the park bench position with modification of the neck and head position (vertex tilt-up instead of down)...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684369/concomitant-lumbosacral-perimedullary-arteriovenous-fistula-and-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula
#14
Jingwei Li, Guilin Li, Lisong Bian, Tao Hong, Jiaxing Yu, Hongqi Zhang, Feng Ling
BACKGROUND: Although multifocal spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) have been reported before, the present case is the first case of 2 different types, including 1 perimedullary arteriovenous fistula and 2 spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas of lumbosacral AVMs, coexisting in 1 patient. We also report the use of hybrid techniques in treatment of concomitant lumbosacral spinal AVMs. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 65-year-old man presented with a 4-year history of progressive sensory, motor, and sphincter dysfunction...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675347/rare-association-between-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-and-dysraphisms-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature-with-a-focus-on-pitfalls-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#15
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Giacomo Talenti, Giovanni Vitale, Giacomo Cester, Alessandro Della Puppa, Roberto Faggin, Francesco Causin
Spinal vascular malformations are uncommon yet important spinal pathologies commonly classified in congenital and acquired lesions. Spinal lipomas consist of three subtypes: intramedullary lipomas, lipomyelo(meningo)celes and lipomas of the filum. Although the association of spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVM) with other congenital anomalies is well known, the coexistence of dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) and tethered spinal cord is exceptionally rare and only eight cases have been reported. We present two cases from our institution and speculate on the possible origin of such a rare but insidious association...
October 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634312/-a-case-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-in-the-anterior-cranial-fossa-that-developed-remote-from-the-craniotomy-site-after-surgery
#16
Ichiro Kawahara, Takashi Fujimoto, Makoto Hirose, Keisuke Toyoda, Naoki Kitagawa
Dural arteriovenous fistula(dAVF)is relatively rare, and its etiology remains uncertain. Generally, dAVF is thought to be acquired and has been reported to develop secondary to sinus thrombosis, head injury, infection, and surgery. We report a rare case of dAVF in the anterior cranial fossa that developed remote from the craniotomy site after surgery. A 52-year-old man underwent surgery for hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage 4 years prior. Perioperative imaging modalities demonstrated no abnormal vascular malformation except for an un-ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm...
June 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552142/endovascular-management-of-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
#17
Patrick A Brown, Ali R Zomorodi, L Fernando Gonzalez
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF) are the most common subset of the larger group of spinal vascular malformations. In this chapter, we discuss the definition, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of spinal dAVF. Special attention is given to clinical approach, imaging, and diagnosis with discussion of newer spinal magnetic resonance angiographic techniques. Endovascular management techniques are discussed, including technical and safety considerations for the performance of spinal angiography and various methods of embolization...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552141/spinal-arteriovenous-fistulae-surgical-management
#18
Arthur L Day, Ali Hassoun Turkmani, P Roc Chen
Spinal vascular malformations include several types of pathologic entities with multiple variations in their neurologic presentation and risks. Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae (SDAVF) are the most frequent type, and account for 70% of all lesions affecting the spinal cord. The nonspecific early neurologic symptoms of SDAVF often make early diagnosis of this clinical entity challenging, and a delay in diagnosis or appropriate treatment often has devastating consequences on spinal cord function. The lesion can invariably be obliterated with surgical occlusion of the intradural arterialized venous reflux, and progression of neurologic deficits is usually arrested and sometimes reversed...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552133/endovascular-management-of-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
#19
Celene B Mulholland, M Yashar S Kalani, Felipe C Albuquerque
Dural arteriovenous fistulas are a heterogeneous group of lesions that comprise 10-15% of intracranial vascular malformations. The treatment strategy is devised after careful consideration of the arterial supply, venous drainage, clinical presentation, and risk of progression, hemorrhage, or neurologic decline. With recent advancements in endovascular technology, the majority of dural arteriovenous fistulas can be treated with either transarterial or transvenous embolization. Those that cannot be fully treated by endovascular means are approached with either adjuvant surgery or radiotherapy...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552132/surgical-management-of-cerebral-dural-arteriovenous-fistulae
#20
Martin J Rutkowski, Brian Jian, Michael T Lawton
Dural arteriovenous fistulae are high flow, low resistance intracranial vascular malformations defined by an aberrant connection between an artery and dural vein or sinus. Symptomatology and presentation are highly dependent on location, generally categorized as supratentorial, tentorial, or infratentorial, and consist primarily of sequelae secondary to local venous hypertension, insufficiency, and cortical venous reflux. Surgery is generally reserved for high risk or persistently symptomatic lesions that are unamenable or unresponsive to endovascular therapy...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
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