Transarterial Approach for Selective Intravenous Coil Embolization of a Benign Dural Arteriovenous Fistula. Case Report

J Neurosurg. 2003 Oct;99(4):775-8. doi: 10.3171/jns.2003.99.4.0775.


Transarterial particulate embolization is indicated for benign intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) that have no dangerous venous reflux. This treatment, however, does not cure these lesions. In this case report the authors describe a spontaneously occurring DAVF that was treated by implanting coils through a transarterial microcatheter into the affected venous channel. The channel was separate from the normal dural sinuses. The pathological architecture of the fistula and the usefulness of this approach are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carotid Artery, External / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, External / surgery
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / complications
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / diagnosis
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / therapy*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebral Veins / diagnostic imaging
  • Cerebral Veins / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / instrumentation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tinnitus / diagnosis
  • Tinnitus / etiology