Tentorial dural arteriovenous fistulae: endovascular treatment with transvenous coil embolisation

Neuroradiology. 1999 Apr;41(4):308-12. doi: 10.1007/s002340050754.


Tentorial arteriovenous dural fistulae are uncommon. They are aggressive lesions: of all intracranial dural fistulae they are the most likely to present with haemorrhage. Treatment options include surgical excision or interruption of leptomeningeal draining veins and arterial embolisation in isolation or in combination with surgery. There has been one case report of treatment by percutaneous transvenous coil embolisation. We describe successful transvenous coil embolisation of two tentorial dural fistulae presenting with subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / therapy*
  • Cerebellum / blood supply*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Dura Mater / blood supply*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
  • Equipment Design
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / diagnostic imaging
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / therapy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed