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Cerebral abscess as an unusual complication of coil embolization in a dural arteriovenous fistula. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9202276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This 63-year-old man presented with a right temporoparietal cortical infarction. A dural arteriovenous fistula involving the right transverse sinus was diagnosed on cerebral angiography. Transvenous embolization using detachable coils was performed; however, postembolization angiograms demonstrated retrograde filling of a cortical draining vein that was not seen on initial angiography. The patient subsequently developed a cerebral abscess in the region of the previous cortical infarction 2 months after the embolization. The abscess was successfully treated with drainage and antibiotic therapy. The authors report this case to illustrate an unusual complication associated with this procedure and the possible contribution of the cortical draining vein in the pathogenesis of the cerebral abscess.
A A Zurin; S Ushikoshi; K Houkin; Y Kikuchi; H Abe; H Saitoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-22     Completed Date:  1997-07-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Angiography, Digital Subtraction
Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnosis,  therapy*
Brain Abscess / diagnosis,  etiology*
Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis,  therapy*
Cerebral Angiography
Dura Mater / blood supply*
Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged

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