Successful transarterial glue embolisation by wedged technique for a tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula presenting with a conjunctival injection

Neuroradiology. 2001 Aug;43(8):677-9. doi: 10.1007/s002340100553.


Many tentorial dural arteriovenous fistulae (TDAVF) present with intracranial haemorrhage. We report a patient who presented with conjunctival injection. Transarterial embolisation of the TDAVF was undertaken with a wedged injection of a low concentration of N-butyl cyanoacrylate, arresting the flow next to the proximal segment of the venous outlet. After three sessions, a complete cure was achieved. We present a useful method which has not been reported previously.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / diagnosis
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / therapy*
  • Cerebellum / blood supply*
  • Cerebellum / pathology*
  • Conjunctiva / blood supply*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Enbucrilate / analogs & derivatives*
  • Enbucrilate / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intra-Arterial
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages / diagnosis
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages / therapy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Tissue Adhesives / therapeutic use*


  • Tissue Adhesives
  • Enbucrilate