Transvenous embolization of an intraorbital arteriovenous fistula using Onyx

J Clin Neurosci. 2010 Jun;17(6):783-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2009.09.035. Epub 2010 Mar 30.


We report a 61-year-old male with an intraorbital arteriovenous fistula. Due to the close proximity of the arterial feeder to the central retinal artery, and the tiny calibre of the draining branches of the superior ophthalmic vein, transvenous embolization of the fistula by Onyx was preferred. The procedure completely obliterated the shunt and the patient had complete relief of symptoms within 6 months.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Fistula / surgery*
  • Cavernous Sinus / surgery
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Polyvinyls*


  • Onyx copolymer
  • Polyvinyls
  • Dimethyl Sulfoxide