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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/29126165/foramen-magnum-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-clinical-presentations-and-treatment-outcomes-a-case-series-of-12-patients
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Mogwale S Motebejane, In Sup Choi
BACKGROUND: Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) are usually seen in relation to the venous sinuses, but in certain rare instances fistulas may not drain directly into the venous sinuses but rather drain into the cortical veins. This rare form of DAVF may present with either intracranial hemorrhage or myelopathy. The mode of clinical presentation is influenced by the venous outflow into either intracranial drainage or caudally intraspinal drainage. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical presentations, angioarchitectural characteristics, and treatment of 12 patients who presented with DAVF in the region of the foramen magnum...
November 8, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046468/-a-case-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-that-developed-21-months-after-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis
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Motonori Ishii, Takashi Yamanouchi, Ryosuke Oshima, Masaki Sato, Tomoyuki Noda, Hideki Maki, Akira Kito
A 56-year-old man experienced a sudden onset of left hemiparesis. The computed tomography(CT)scan revealed a lobar hemorrhage in the right fronto-parietal lobe. After his admission, deep vein thrombosis was detected in his left lower limb, and angiograms taken on the 36th day of hospitalization revealed cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Anticoagulant treatment was induced. After 21 months, he experienced a sudden onset of left hemiparesis again. The CT scan revealed a new lobar hemorrhage in the right frontal lobe, and angiograms revealed that two dural arteriovenous fistulas(dAVF)developed in the superior sagittal sinus(SSS)and the left transverse-sigmoid sinus...
October 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021314/augmented-3d-venous-navigation-for-neuroendovascular-procedures
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Raphaƫl Blanc, Robert Fahed, Pascal Roux, Stanislas Smajda, Gabriele Ciccio, Jean-Philippe Desilles, Hocine Redjem, Mikael Mazighi, Humain Baharvahdat, Michel Piotin
BACKGROUND: Endovascular venous access is increasingly used for the treatment of many cerebrovascular diseases. The quality of venous roadmapping through arterial injection can be problematic because of contrast media dilution, slow flow velocity, and unilateral opacification of the venous system. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with the VesselNavigator (Philips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands) in performing live 3D roadmapping for intracranial venous procedures...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016410/type-i-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-mimicking-dural-venous-thrombosis-related-intracranial-hypertension
#5
Hang Pham, Sangeeta Khanna
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December 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973579/cerebrovascular-imaging-which-test-is-best
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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/28970244/pial-artery-supply-as-an-anatomic-risk-factor-for-ischemic-stroke-in-the-treatment-of-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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S W Hetts, A Yen, D L Cooke, J Nelson, P Jolivalt, J Banaga, M R Amans, C F Dowd, R T Higashida, M T Lawton, H Kim, V V Halbach
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas are principally supplied by dural branches of the external carotid, internal carotid, and vertebral arteries, they can also be fed by pial arteries that supply the brain. We sought to determine the frequency of neurologic deficits following treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas with and without pial artery supply. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-two consecutive patients who underwent treatment for intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas at our hospital from 2008 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
September 28, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955516/dementia-and-parkinsonism-a-rare-presentation-of-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulae
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Manoj Gopinath, Chinmay Nagesh, K Santhosh, E R Jayadevan
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulae (DAVF) are acquired fistulous communications between dural arterial branches and dural venous sinuses or cortical veins with the nidus located within the leaflets of the duramater. Dementia and Parkinsonism are amongst the rarest of clinical presentations in DAVFs and are important to diagnose early, being treatable with timely intervention. We present an interesting case of a patient who presented with rapidly progressive dementia and features of parkinsonism who was diagnosed to have extensive DAVF and made remarkable recovery after embolization of the fistulae...
September 2017: Neurointervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951386/development-of-an-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-after-venous-sinus-stenting-for-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension
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Thomas J Buell, Daniel M Raper, Dale Ding, Ching-Jen Chen, Kenneth C Liu
We report a case in which an intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) developed after endovascular treatment of a patient with idiopathic intracranial hypertension with venous sinus stenting (VSS). The pathogenesis may involve hemodynamic alterations secondary to increased poststenting venous sinus pressure, which may cause new arterial ingrowth into the fistulous sinus wall without capillary interposition. Despite administration of dual antiplatelet therapy, there may also be subclinical cortical vein thrombosis that contributed to DAVF formation...
September 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937545/non-contrast-pseudo-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-and-accelerated-3-dimensional-radial-acquisition-intracranial-3-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-angiography-for-the-detection-and-classification-of-intracranial-arteriovenous-shunts
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Tilman Schubert, Zachary Clark, Carolina Sandoval-Garcia, Ryan Zea, Oliver Wieben, Huimin Wu, Patrick A Turski, Kevin M Johnson
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the sensitivity and specificity of pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (PCASL) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) with 3-dimensional (3D) radial acquisition for the detection of intracranial arteriovenous (AV) shunts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 32 patients who underwent PCASL-MRA, clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/MRA exam, and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) were included in this retrospective analysis...
September 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917703/distally-enlarged-feeding-artery-phenomenon-in-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-alternative-access-route-to-transarterial-intravenous-embolization-dong
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Hyun Shim, Jieun Roh, Jeong A Yeom, Young Soo Kim, Seung Kug Baik
BACKGROUND: Transvenous (TV) embolization is ideal for endovascular treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF). However, it is not always feasible because of various factors, and transarterial (TA) embolization could then be tried. We aimed to determine the incidence of 'distally enlarged feeding artery phenomenon' and the major feeding artery in DAVF. In case TV approach is difficult and this phenomenon observed, we could use this vessel for transarterial intravenous (TAIV) embolization as an endovascular treatment modality for DAVF...
September 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904465/spectrum-of-visual-impairment-in-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-importance-of-tailoring-therapies-based-on-pathophysiology
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Sanjith Aaron, Anupriya Arthur, A T Prabakhar, Pavitra Mannam, N K Shyamkumar, Sunithi Mani, Vivek Mathew, Jeyanthi Peter, Ajith Sivadasan, Anika Alexander, M Karthik, Rohith Ninan Benjamin, Mathew Alexander
Visual impairment can complicate cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT). Here, we describe the various pathophysiological mechanisms and treatments available. A retrospective chart review of all patients treated for CVT in a large quaternary teaching hospital was done, and cases with visual impairment due to CVT were identified. The various mechanisms causing visual impairment in CVT were (1) raised intracranial pressure (ICP) caused by venous thrombosis without venous infarcts resulting in a benign intracranial hypertension-like presentation of CVT, (2) venous infarcts involving the occipital cortex, (3) raised ICP following the development of a secondary dural arteriovenous (AV) fistula, and (4) arterial occipital infarcts due to posterior cerebral artery compression secondary to herniation in large venous infarcts...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882716/remote-thoracic-myelopathy-from-a-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-at-the-cranio-cervical-junction-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Michael J Lang, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, Robert H Rosenwasser, Pascal Jabbour
BACKGROUND: The cranio-cervical junction is a rare location for spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF). Typically, fistulas at this location present with findings related to intracranial cortical venous reflux or with cervical myelopathy. We present a case of cranio-cervical junction dAVF with isolated clinical and radiographic findings of thoracolumbar myelopathy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54 year-old male presented with subacute onset of lower extremity weakness, paresthesias and gait dysfunction...
September 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868279/dural-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-with-purely-contralateral-ophthalmic-manifestations
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Brandon J Baartman, Andrew Bauer, Ferdinand Hui, Lisa Lystad, Arun D Singh
PURPOSE: To report a case of dural arteriovenous fistula presenting with purely contralateral ophthalmic manifestations. DESIGN: Interventional case report. RESULTS: A 70-year-old male presenting with right-sided proptosis, injection, and choroidal effusions with a completely quiet fellow eye was found to have a left-sided dural arteriovenous fistula. After recognition on cerebral angiography, successful endovascular embolization was achieved, along with complete resolution of the contralateral ocular signs...
July 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840082/the-potentiality-for-development-of-multiple-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-after-ligation-of-the-internal-jugular-vein-a-case-report
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Hirotaka Fudaba, Takeshi Kubo, Makoto Goda, Kenji Sugita, Masaki Morishige, Kouhei Onishi, Keisuke Ishii, Mitsuhiro Anan, Yasuyuki Nagai, Minoru Fujiki
A 74-year-old male presented with an intracranial hemorrhage caused by multiple dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) in the left transverse sinus and right sigmoid sinus. Four months previously, the patient underwent tongue cancer removal with lymph node dissection and ligation of the right internal jugular vein. Endovascular embolization (transvenous and transarterial embolization) resulted in the complete disappearance of the fistulas. Follow-up angiography revealed new arteriovenous shunts at the superior sagittal sinus and right transverse sinus, and we treated the patient with staged transarterial embolization...
July 2017: NMC Case Rep J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840070/embolization-of-a-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-with-ethylene-vinyl-alcohol-copolymer-onyx-using-a-dual-lumen-microballoon-catheter-and-buddy-wire-technique
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Ryuta Nakae, Masaya Nagaishi, Akio Hyodo, Kensuke Suzuki
BACKGROUND: N-butyl 2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) remains the standard embolic agent for spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF) treatment. Treatment of SDAVF with ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx, ev3-Covidien, Irvine CA, USA) is currently not well established. Although several cases have reported the use of Onyx to embolize an intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula using a dual-lumen microballoon catheter, Onyx embolization of an SDAVF using a dual-lumen microballoon catheter has not been reported...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830738/mastoid-epidermoid-tumor-and-associated-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-with-venous-sinus-occlusion
#17
Jang W Yoon, Youssef J Hamade, Ramon Navarro, Benjamin L Brown, Larry Lundy, Rabih G Tawk
BACKGROUND: Dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) is an abnormal vascular connection between arterial and venous channels within dura mater. Although DAVFs have been linked to other types of intracranial tumors, this is the first case reporting the association between DAVF and an epidermoid tumor. CASE DESCRIPTION: A middle-aged patient with chronic headache presented with Borden type II DAVF draining into the right transverse sigmoid junction and was also found to have an epidermoid tumor over the right mastoid...
August 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780402/correlation-of-aggressive-intracranial-lesions-and-venous-reflux-patterns-in-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
#18
Lei Huang, Liang Ge, Gang Lu, Daoying Geng, Xiaolong Zhang, Wenjie Cao
BACKGROUND: The association between venous reflux patterns with aggressive intracranial lesions (AILs), including intracranial edema (IE), intraparenphymal hemorrhage (IPH), and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), has not been well established in cranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). We propose an updated classification system based on venous drainage. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the catheter angiography findings of venous drainage patterns. Cranial DAVFs with no reflux flow and those with reflux flow drainage into the sinus only, the bridge vein only, the bridge vein and pial vein, and the sinus, bridge vein, and pial vein were designated as types 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, respectively...
November 2017: World Neurosurgery
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/28757759/treating-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-with-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-a-single-center-experience
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Guan-Chyuan Wang, Kuan-Pin Chen, Tsung-Lang Chiu, Chain-Fa Su
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for the treatment of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (dural AVFs) over the past 10 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 21 patients diagnosed with dural AVFs between 2004 and 2014 and treated with GKRS were reviewed retrospectively. Complete obliteration (CO) was defined as total symptom relief plus confirmation through magnetic resonance imaging or conventional angiography...
January 2017: Ci Ji Yi Xue za Zhi, Tzu-chi Medical Journal
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