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Stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of a dural carotid-cavernous fistula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20431489     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because of the success of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in the treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), SRS is being applied to the treatment of carotid-cavernous dural arteriovenous fistulas (CCDAVFs) when these lesions are not accessible endovascularly. We report a patient with a CCDAVF that could not be accessed endovascularly on 2 attempts, whose fistula was successfully closed with SRS, a less invasive modality than endovascular embolization. Further experience with SRS in this role will be necessary to determine its utility.
Gabriel T Chong; Srinivasan Mukundan; John P Kirkpatrick; Ali Zomorodi; John H Sampson; M Tariq Bhatti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1536-5166     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroophthalmol     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-04     Completed Date:  2010-07-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431308     Medline TA:  J Neuroophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, 2351 Erwin Road, Duke University Eye Center, DUMC 3802, Durham, NC 27710-3802, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery, Internal / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Cavernous Sinus / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Exophthalmos / etiology
Intraocular Pressure / physiology
Magnetic Resonance Angiography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Radiosurgery / methods*
Retinal Diseases / etiology,  physiopathology
Retinal Vein / physiopathology
Treatment Outcome

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