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Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula successfully treated by combined open-endovascular procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20176602     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas constitute a rare though potentially devastating disease. Because the arterial (high-pressure) blood flow drains directly into the low-pressure venous system, there is a high risk of bleeding and associated neurological deficit. The classifications by Borden and Cognard underline the correlation between bleeding risk and venous drainage pattern of the fistula. There are different treatment options for this vascular pathology, which always poses a challenge for the physicians involved to offer the optimal treatment for an individual patient. This case report illustrates how combining forces between the neurosurgical and endovascular team benefits outcome. Simultaneously, this contributes to the growing amount of evidence that a new endovascular technique with transarterial ONYX embolisation enables complete obliteration of the vascular malformation.
Giorgio G Hallaert; Katrien M De Keukeleire; Dimitri J Vanhauwaert; Luc Defreyne; Dirk Van Roost
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1468-330X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr.     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-04     Completed Date:  2010-06-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985191R     Medline TA:  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  685-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery-4K12 IE, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / surgery*
Endoscopy / methods*
Middle Aged
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Surgical Procedures / methods*

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