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dural_arteriovenous_fistula

Dural arteriovenous fistula

Epidemiology

DAVFs comprise 10–15% of all intracranial AVMs 1). 61–66% occur in females, and patients are usually in their 40 s or 50 s. They occur rarely in children, and when they do they tend to be complex, bilateral dural sinus malformations 2)

Dural arteriovenous fistulas can occur at any dural sinus but are found most frequently at the cavernous or transverse sinus.

Classification

Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula.

Spinal dural arteriovenous fistula.

Treatment

If you don’t completely eliminate a dural arteriovenous fistula (spinal or intracranial) it will come back!

Radiosurgery

see Radiosurgery for dural arteriovenous fistula.

1)
Arnautovic KI, Krisht AF. Transverse-Sigmoid Sinus Dural Arteriovenous Malformations. Contemp Neurosurg. 2000; 21:1–6
2)
Ashour R, Aziz-Sultan MA, Soltanolkotabi M, et al. Safety and efficacy of onyx embolization for pediatric cranial and spinal vascular lesions and tumors. Neurosurgery. 2012; 71:773–784
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