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Dural fistula malformation

Matthijs In 't Veld, R Fronczek, J A de Laat, Henricus P M Kunst, Frederick J A Meijer, Peter W A Willems
OBJECTIVES: Finding the underlying cause for pulsatile tinnitus can be challenging. We aimed to determine the incidence of arteriovenous shunts, i.e., arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) or dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs), in patients referred for catheter angiography (digital subtraction angiography [DSA]). Furthermore, we assessed which clinical features were predictive for the presence of such a lesion. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Fifty-one patients with pulsatile tinnitus, who were referred to us for DSA to exclude an arteriovenous shunt, were enrolled, prospectively...
March 20, 2018: Otology & Neurotology
Ljubisa Borota, Ehab Mahmoud, Christoffer Nyberg, Anders Lewén, Per Enblad, Elisabeth Ronne-Engström
The aim of this study was to describe our experience in the treatment of various pathological conditions of the cranial and spinal blood vessels and hypervascularized lesions using dual lumen balloon catheters. Twenty-five patients were treated with endovascular techniques: two with vasospasm of cerebral blood vessels caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage, one with a hypervascularized metastasis in the vertebral body, two with spinal dural fistula, four with cerebral dural fistula, three with cerebral arteriovenous malformations, and 13 with aneurysms...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Yigit Ozpeynirci, Bernd Schmitz, Melanie Schick, Ralph Konig
Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs), being the most commonly encountered spinal vascular malformations, result in considerable morbidity with progressive spinal cord symptoms. A selective spinal digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is needed to confirm the diagnosis, to better evaluate the fine vascular structures and to plan therapy. With the introduction of three-dimensional rotational angiography (3D-RA), the information available for the treating physician has vastly increased. In the following article, we present a case series of four patients, in which the advantages of 3D-RA over the conventional biplane projections could be observed clearly...
December 10, 2017: Curēus
Michael G Kim, Seung W Jeong, Elena Solli, Anubhav G Amin, Jennifer S Ronecker, Shalabh Bobra
Introduction: A spinal dural arteriovenous fistula is a rare type of vascular malformation. If left untreated, these fistulas can result in significant neurological deficits secondary to spinal cord infarct or hemorrhage. Case presentation: A 70-year-old female with a longstanding history of episodic progressive bilateral lower extremity weakness and sensory disturbances was previously misdiagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Imaging revealed a T2 signal change from T7 to the conus with associated signal change and she subsequently underwent a T10-L1 laminectomy for clip ligation of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula...
2018: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
William C Newman, Paul S Kubilis, Brian L Hoh
OBJECTIVE Comorbidities have a significant effect on patient outcomes. Accounting for this effect is especially important in retrospective reviews of large databases; overpowered studies are at risk for finding significant results because of inaccurate patient risk stratification. The authors previously created a neurovascular comorbidities index (NCI) for patients with an unruptured intracranial aneurysm and found that the model's ability to predict patient outcomes was statistically significantly improved over that of the routinely used Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) and Elixhauser Comorbidity Index (ECI)...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Andrea Rosi, Arturo Consoli, Stéphanie Condette-Auliac, Oguzhan Coskun, Federico Di Maria, Georges Rodesch
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord arteriovenous shunts (scAVSs) are a group of lesions located in the spinal cord itself or in the surrounding structures. The most common scAVSs are spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (sDAVFs), which are acquired lesions. The pathogenesis of sDAVFs involves thrombosis and venous hypertension as trigger factors. Intradural scAVSs such as spinal cord arteriovenous nidus type malformations (AVMs) and pial arteriovenous fistulas are less common than sDAVFs and are considered to have a so-called 'congenital' origin...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Luana Antunes Maranha Gatto, Fernando Saurin, Gelson Luis Koppe, Zeferino Demartini
Background: Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) are unusual intracranial vascular malformations consisting of anomalous connections between meningeal arteries and dural sinuses or the veins that pass through them. They have variable clinical presentation and prognosis, which depend on their location and venous hemodynamics. Treatment is based on the closure of the abnormal connections, which is usually conducted via arterial and/or transvenous endovascular techniques. Case Description: We present a male patient who complained of headaches and left-sided pulsatile tinnitus due to DAVF from the external carotid artery branches draining directly into the ipsilateral sigmoid sinus...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
Limin Dou, Wenhua Yu
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) are complex intracranial vascular malformations that may lead to hemorrhage. Although the precise mechanisms by which DAVFs occur remain unknown, dural angiogenesis may be a vital factor in its pathogenesis. Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) significantly influences angiogenesis; however, the association between DAVF and Nrf2 remains unclear. Therefore, the present study investigated whether DAVF alters the expression of Nrf2 in an experimental animal model of DAVF...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Shriram Varadharajan, Arvinda Hanumanthapura Ramalingaiah, Jitender Saini, Arun Kumar Gupta, B Indira Devi, Ullas V Acharya
Precipitating hydrophobic injectable liquid (PHIL) is a newly available liquid embolic agent for endovascular therapy. It is nonadhesive and composed of a biocompatible polymer dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide solvent and bonded covalently with iodine. In this report, the authors present their preliminary experience using PHIL in the treatment of intracranial vascular shunts. Between July 2015 and December 2015, 11 patients underwent endovascular embolization using the PHIL embolic agent. Five patients had arteriovenous malformations, 4 had dural arteriovenous fistulas, 1 patient had a carotid-cavernous fistula, and 1 patient had a pial arteriovenous fistula...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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