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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908450/the-learning-curve-effect-on-embolization-of-cerebral-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-single-center-experience-in-48%C3%A2-consecutive-patients
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D Le Foll, H Raoult, J C Ferré, F Naudet, D Trystram, J Y Gauvrit
BACKGROUND: Cerebral dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) are rare intracranial vascular lesions but can cause significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the effect of the center's experience on DAVF embolization efficacy and safety. METHODS: From May 2008 to October 2014, 57 embolization procedures were attempted on 48 patients (37 men and 11 women; median age: 63.9 years) for DAVF in a single center. DAVF presented with cortical venous reflux in 44/48 cases (91...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847777/onyx-embolization-of-intracranial-pial-arteriovenous-fistula
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Hae-Min Kim, Jae-Hoon Cho, Ki-Hong Kim
Intracranial pial arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are rare cerebrovascular lesions consisting of one or more arterial connections to a single venous channel without an intervening nidus. Because of the location and high flow dynamics of these lesions, neurosurgeons may have a difficulty deciding between endovascular treatment and open surgical treatment. We report on a patient who underwent endovascular treatment with liquid embolic agent. A 50-year-old man with a decreased mental state and a tonic seizure event was brought to our hospital...
September 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832616/-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-with-acute-visual-loss-manifestation-a-case-report
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Masayuki Goto, Wataro Tsuruta, Yusuke Fujiwara, Go Ikeda, Yoshiro Ito, Yoshimi Sugiura, Masanari Shiigai, Yasunobu Nakai, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura
In this report, we are describing a rare case of dural arteriovenous fistula(DAVF)followed by an isolated symptom of bilateral visual acuity disturbance. The patient was a 67-year-old man suffering from progressive bilateral visual acuity disturbance. Angiography revealed a diffuse arteriovenous fistula in the left transverse-sigmoid sinus affected by severe venous congestion. Visual acuity disturbance is likely to have been caused by increased intracranial pressure(IICP). Venous congestion as well as visual acuity were gradually improved following three transarterial embolizations...
November 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821474/the-dual-microcatheter-technique-for-transvenous-embolization-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistulae
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Isaac Josh Abecassis, John D Nerva, Basavaraj V Ghodke, Laligam N Sekhar, Michael R Levitt, Louis J Kim
BACKGROUND: Dural arteriovenous fistulae (dAVFs) comprise 10-15% of all intracranial arteriovenous malformations. The goal of surgical or endovascular intervention is complete obliteration of the fistulous connection(s). In cases where dAVF venous drainage is separate from normal cortical drainage, transvenous embolization can provide fast and effective fistula obliteration. OBJECTIVE: To describe a new method of efficient transvenous embolization (the 'dual microcatheter technique') for the treatment of dAVFs...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811131/first-pass-contrast-enhanced-mr-angiography-in-evaluation-of-treated-spinal-arteriovenous-fistulas-is-catheter-angiography-necessary
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S Mathur, S P Symons, T J Huynh, T R Marotta, R I Aviv, A Bharatha
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Catheter angiography is typically used for follow-up of treated spinal AVFs. The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance and utility of first-pass contrast-enhanced MRA in the posttreatment evaluation of spinal AVFs compared with DSA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all patients at our tertiary referral hospital (from January 2000 to April 2015) who underwent spine MR imaging, first-pass contrast-enhanced MRA, and DSA after surgical and/or endovascular treatment of a spinal AVF...
November 3, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798326/traumatic-arteriovenous-fistula-between-the-extracranial-middle-meningeal-artery-and-the-pterygoid-plexus-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jinlu Yu, Yunbao Guo, Zhongxue Wu, Kan Xu
The formation of a traumatic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) between the extracranial middle meningeal artery (MMA) and the pterygoid plexus (PP) is very rare, and understanding of this condition is limited. This paper reports the case of an 8-year-old who suffered minor injuries after a high fall four months prior to admission and showed good recovery after one month. However, the child gradually developed exophthalmos of the left eye and conjunctival redness one month prior to admission. Auscultation revealed an intracranial murmur near the left side of the face, in the temporal region...
October 26, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796449/endovascular-treatment-of-carotico-cavernous-fistulas-with-acrylic-glue-a-series-of-nine-cases
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Marcus Ohlsson, Arturo Consoli, Georges Rodesch
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the internal carotid artery close to the cavernous sinus may result in a fistulous connection between the artery and the venous sinus. Symptoms include pulsatile tinnitus, intracranial bruit, ophthalmological symptoms, and risk of intracerebral hematoma in cases of cortical venous reflux. Previous treatment strategies have included detachable latex balloons, coils, covered stents, or combinations thereof. Today, detachable latex balloons are phased out or withdrawn from several markets...
October 29, 2016: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789619/coil-embolization-through-the-marathon-microcatheter-advantages-and-pitfalls
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Joel S Beckett, Gary R Duckwiler, Satoshi Tateshima, Viktor Szeder, Reza Jahan, Nestor Gonzalez, Fernando Vinuela
Due to technical limitations, small, distal, and tortuous intracranial pathology is sometimes out of reach of the current armamentarium of microcatheters designed for intracranial coil embolization. The Marathon microcatheter (Medtronic, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), designed specifically for the delivery of Onyx, is longer and more flexible than most coil delivery catheters. We report on nine patients (three with arteriovenous fistula, three with arteriovenous malformation, two with intracranial aneurysm, and one with tumor) where Marathon was used to deliver commercially available platinum coils...
October 27, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789452/intracranial-arteriovenous-shunting-detection-with-arterial-spin-labeling-and-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-combined
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J Hodel, X Leclerc, E Kalsoum, M Zuber, R Tamazyan, M A Benadjaoud, J-P Pruvo, M Piotin, H Baharvahdat, M Zins, R Blanc
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Arterial spin-labeling and susceptibility-weighted imaging are 2 MR imaging techniques that do not require gadolinium. The study aimed to assess the accuracy of arterial spin-labeling and SWI combined for detecting intracranial arteriovenous shunting in comparison with conventional MR imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-two consecutive patients with a known (n = 24) or suspected arteriovenous shunting (n = 68) underwent digital subtraction angiography and brain MR imaging, including arterial spin-labeling/SWI and conventional angiographic MR imaging (3D TOF, 4D time-resolved, and 3D contrast-enhanced MRA)...
October 27, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765737/quantifying-the-cerebral-hemodynamics-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-in-transverse-sigmoid-sinus-complicated-by-sinus-stenosis-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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W-Y Guo, C-C J Lee, C-J Lin, H-C Yang, H-M Wu, C-C Wu, W-Y Chung, K-D Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sinus stenosis occasionally occurs in dural arteriovenous fistulas. Sinus stenosis impedes venous outflow and aggravates intracranial hypertension by reversing cortical venous drainage. This study aimed to analyze the likelihood of sinus stenosis and its impact on cerebral hemodynamics of various types of dural arteriovenous fistulas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-three cases of dural arteriovenous fistula in the transverse-sigmoid sinus were reviewed and divided into 3 groups: Cognard type I, type IIa, and types with cortical venous drainage...
October 20, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760058/time-of-arrival-parametric-maps-and-virtual-bolus-images-derived-from-contrast-enhanced-time-resolved-radial-magnetic-resonance-angiography-improve-the-display-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformation-vascular-anatomy
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Tilman Schubert, Yijing Wu, Kevin M Johnson, Oliver Wieben, Jane Maksimovic, Charles Mistretta, Patrick Turski
OBJECTIVES: Time-of-arrival (TOA) maps can be derived from high-resolution 4-dimensional (4D) contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) data sets to provide a quantitative description of contrast material arrival time in each voxel. This information can further be processed to create a compressed time evolution curve that virtually shortens the contrast bolus (virtual bolus [VB]). The purpose of this project was to determine whether TOA-enhanced 4D MRA and/or VB imaging improve the display of contrast kinetics in patients with vascular disease...
November 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693769/outcomes-and-complications-following-endovascular-treatment-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-a-prognostication-attempt-using-artificial-intelligence
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Hamed Asadi, Hong Kuan Kok, Seamus Looby, Paul Brennan, Alan O'Hare, John Thornton
PURPOSE: This study aims to identify factors influencing outcome in brain arteriovenous malformations (BAVM) treated with endovascular embolisation. We also assessed the feasibility of using machine learning techniques to prognosticate and predict outcome and compared this to conventional statistical analyses. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients undergoing endovascular treatment of BAVM over a 22-year period in a national neuroscience centre was performed...
September 28, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689921/diagnosis-of-vein-of-galen-aneurysmal-malformation-using-fetal-mri
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Li-Xia Zhou, Su-Zhen Dong, Ming-Feng Zhang
PURPOSE: To present three fetal vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations (VGAMs), which were diagnosed through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and highlight these cardiovascular findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed three fetuses with VGAM at 31, 32, and 33 weeks of gestation. Feeding arteries and draining veins were observed by MRI. Secondary changes in the brain and high-output heart failure caused by high blood flow in the lesion were evaluated...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677690/-intraventricular-hemorrhage-after-dural-fistula-embolization
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Joana Chaves Gonçalves Rodrigues de Carvalho, Francisco Javier Tercero Machin, Luis San Roman Manzanera, Jordi Blasco Andaluz, Sílvia Herrero Nogués, Núria Peix Soriano, Victor Obach Baurier, Enrique Jesus Carrero Cardenal
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dural arteriovenous fistulas are anomalous shunts between dural arterial and venous channels whose nidus is located between the dural leaflets. For those circumstances when invasive treatment is mandatory, endovascular techniques have grown to become the mainstay of practice, choice attributable to their reported safety and effectiveness. We describe the unique and rare case of a dural arteriovenous fistula treated by transarterial embolization and complicated by an intraventricular hemorrhage...
September 24, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637647/epidemiologic-survey-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-japan-clinical-frequency-and-present-status-of-treatment
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Naoya Kuwayama
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: There are few reports describing the prevalence of dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs). We conducted a nation-wide retrograde survey on the clinical frequency and the status of treatment of dAVFs in Japan. METHODS: The first questionnaire was sent to 1,236 certified neurosurgery clinics in Japan to ask about the number of patients treated and the location of dAVF during the 5 years from 1998 to 2002. The second questionnaire was sent to 102 large-volume centers to ask the patients' ages, gender, location of the fistula, clinical presentation, treatment modalities, clinical and radiological results, and recurrence...
2016: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637646/intracranial-and-spinal-dural-arterio-venous-fistula-davf-a-surgical-series-of-107-patients
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Alessandro Bertuccio, Chiara Robba, Giannantonio Spena, Pietro Primo Versari
INTRODUCTION: Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) is a challenging condition in vascular neurosurgery. Development of new endovascular techniques has progressively modified treatment strategies; however, surgery is still considered a valid option of treatment of this pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From a retrospective analysis of our database, we selected 107 patients who underwent surgical treatment for DAVFs. Patients were grouped into five categories according to the Borden and Cognard classifications...
2016: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27605480/-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-associated-with-multiple-arterio-arterial-fistulas-between-the-systemic-arteries-and-the-pulmonary-artery-a-case-report
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Junichi Miyamoto, Kyo Niijima
An intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula(dAVF)was incidentally detected in a 39-year-old man during a medical checkup. Except for a mild episode of pneumonia at the age of 22 years, his medical history was unremarkable. He had no family history of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia(HHT). The dAVF was treated radically via ligation of the fistula, without any complications. Postoperative angiography demonstrated that the dAVF had completely healed, but showed an aberrant, dilatated, and tortuous internal mammary artery...
September 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27601322/endovascular-treatment-of-pediatric-intracranial-arteriovenous-shunting
#18
Yasunari Niimi
Intracranial arteriovenous shunts (ICAVSs) in young children are characterized with frequent high flow fistulas. In association of high flow fistulas and physiological condition of the developing brain and heart, each disease tends to present at a certain age with unique symptoms. Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) and dural sinus malformation (DSM) with arteriovenous (AV) shunts tend to present in neonate with high output cardiac failure. In infancy, VGAM, pial AVF and infantile dural AVF tend to present with hydrodynamic disorder such as macrocephaly, ventriculomegaly, prominent facial veins, and developmental delay...
September 7, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596803/pediatric-neurointervention-collimation-on-radiation-exposure-associated-lifetime-excess-tumor-risk
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Karen Chen, Srinivasan Paramasivam, Alejandro Berenstein
BACKGROUND: Intracranial vascular malformations in children are being addressed through a variety of treatment modalities including open surgery, external beam radiation, and image-guided neuroendovascular procedures. These patients often receive multiple treatments and incur serial exposures to ionizing radiation which has been linked to tumor development in population-based data. OBJECTIVE: This study quantifies the effect of collimation on exposures from single procedures and over patient lifetimes to estimate excess risk of lifetime tumor development...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588591/letter-to-the-editor-cured-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Michael M McDowell, Andrew F Ducruet
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September 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
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