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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245280/straight-sinus-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-presenting-with-reversible-parkinsonism-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jiali Pu, Xiaoli Si, Rong Ye, Baorong Zhang
RATIONALE: A dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) refers to an abnormal direct connection between an intracranial artery and a dural venous sinus. A DAVF presenting with parkinsonism is rare, and is therefore easily misdiagnosed. Therefore, early consideration of DAVF in the differential diagnosis of reversible parkinsonism is necessary. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a 51-year-old male with progressive parkinsonism. DIAGNOSES: He was diagnosed as straight sinus occlusion...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217743/dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-a-characteristic-pattern-of-edema-and-enhancement-of-the-medulla-on-mri
#2
A Z Copelan, A Krishnan, H Marin, R Silbergleit
Medullary edema with enhancement is rarely reported at initial MR imaging in intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas. We report a series of 5 patients with dural arteriovenous fistulas, all of whom demonstrated a characteristic pattern of central medullary edema and medullary enhancement at initial MR imaging. Cognard type V dural arteriovenous fistula, defined by drainage into the perimedullary veins and the veins surrounding the brain stem, is a rare yet well-described pathologic entity. Even more rarely reported, however, is its clinical presentation with predominantly bulbar symptoms and MR imaging findings of central medullary edema with enhancement...
December 7, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204306/facial-palsy-after-embolization-of-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201224/expression-of-nf-e2-related-factor-2-in-a-rat-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-model
#4
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29192863/precipitating-hydrophobic-injectable-liquid-embolization-of-intracranial-vascular-shunts-initial-experience-and-technical-note
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188304/diagnostic-accuracy-of-cta-and-mri-mra-in-the-evaluation-of-the-cortical-venous-reflux-in-the-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-davf
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Yen-Heng Lin, Yu-Fen Wang, Hon-Man Liu, Chung-Wei Lee, Ya-Fang Chen, Hong-Jen Hsieh
PURPOSE: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) and magnetic resonance imaging/angiography (MRI/MRA) are used for the diagnosis of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). The purpose of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of CTA and magnetic resonance imaging/angiography (MRI/MRA) for detection of cortical venous reflux (CVR) in intracranial DAVFs. METHODS: The records of patients with angiography-confirmed intracranial DAVFs who also received CTA and MRI/MRA from January 2008 to July 2016 were reviewed...
November 30, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177821/arterial-aneurysms-associated-with-intracranial-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-epidemiology-natural-history-and-management-a-systematic-review
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Federico Cagnazzo, Andrea Peluso, Riccardo Vannozzi, Waleed Brinjikji, Giuseppe Lanzino, Paolo Perrini
Arterial aneurysms are uncommon among patients with dural arteriovenous fistulae (DAVFs), and there is limited information available to guide treatment decisions in such cases. We performed a systematic review of the literature, including a case of a DAVF associated with a flow-related intraorbital ophthalmic artery (OA) aneurysm that we have recently managed. The purpose of our study was to clarify epidemiology, natural history, and management of these lesions. A total of 43 published cases of DAVF associated aneurysms were found in 26 studies on the topic...
November 25, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
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
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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