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Documented development of a dural arteriovenous fistula in an infant subsequent to sinus thrombosis: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19823815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Controversy exists as to whether sinus thrombosis is the cause or the result of dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) and to whether DAVF are congenital or acquired lesions, especially in children. An infant presented with rupture of an anterior communicating artery aneurysm diagnosed with computed tomography angiography and catheter angiography. Pretreatment hospital course was complicated by extensive dural sinus thrombosis. Subsequent arteriography showed a new adult-type dural arteriovenous fistula to the previously thrombosed right sigmoid sinus. This is the first report of definitive angiographic documentation of the development of an adult-type DAVF after recanalization of a thrombosed dural sinus in a child. This case confirms the acquired etiology of at least one type of DAVF in children, even at this young age. We review the previously documented cases of formation of DAVF subsequent to sinus thrombosis with serial angiography in adults.
Humberto Morales; Blaise V Jones; James L Leach; Todd A Abruzzo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-10-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1432-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiology     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-18     Completed Date:  2010-05-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology,  radiography
Carotid Artery, Internal / pathology,  radiography
Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / etiology*,  pathology*,  radiography
Cerebral Angiography
Disease Progression
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / complications*,  pathology*,  radiography
Time Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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