Angiography and selective microcatheter embolization of a falcine meningioma supplied by the artery of Davidoff and Schechter. Case report

J Neurosurg. 2011 Mar;114(3):710-3. doi: 10.3171/2010.4.JNS10218. Epub 2010 May 21.


Angiographic demonstration of the meningeal branch of the posterior cerebral artery, or the artery of Davidoff and Schechter, is extremely rare. The authors describe a case of successful selective catheterization and embolization of a pathologically enlarged artery of Davidoff and Schechter, permitting successful preoperative devascularization of a large falcine meningioma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angiography, Digital Subtraction
  • Catheterization
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Embolization, Therapeutic*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Meningioma / blood supply*
  • Meningioma / pathology
  • Meningioma / therapy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Regional Blood Flow / physiology
  • Vertebral Artery / pathology*