Dural arterio-venous fistula

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


Adult patient presenting with non-specific headache.


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DSA (angiography)

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Case Discussion

MRI demonstrates large flow voids over the parietal region, which appear to be extra-axial. MRA demonstrates prominent external carotid scalp vessels. 

An angiogram was performed confirming the presence of dural arteriovenous fistula, located at the posterior aspect of the superior sagittal sinus, and draining via large cortical veins. 

This patient went on to have surgical ligation. 

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Case information

rID: 9971
Published: 3rd Jun 2010
Last edited: 20th Nov 2015
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