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Spontaneous recanalization of occluded dural venous sinuses after successful trans arterial embolisation of a dural arteriovenous shunt.
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PMID:  20594510     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Summary: Dural arteriovenous shunts (DAVS) occur within the walls of dural venous sinuses or their tributaries. They may be related to previous episodes of sinus thrombosis. The presence of impediments to venous outflow results in venous congestion, predisposing to haemorrhage and cerebral parenchymal damage. Cerebral venous congestion is an indication for treatment. This case is unusual in some respects; firstly, the patient was relatively well despite worrisome features on imaging and secondly the occluded dural venous sinuses appeared to spontaneously recanalize after treatment of the DAVS. Anticoagulation may have had a role in avoiding thrombosis of the patient's precarious venous drainage after embolisation and in encouraging recanalization of the thrombosed dural venous sinuses.
Authors:
S Brew; W Taylor; P Lasjaunias
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2004-10-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1591-0199     ISO Abbreviation:  Interv Neuroradiol     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-02     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-04-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602695     Medline TA:  Interv Neuroradiol     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK.
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