Arm-only access for combined transarterial and transvenous neurointerventional procedures

J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Jan;13(1):39-41. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-016540. Epub 2020 Aug 5.


A simultaneous arterial and venous approach has been widely described for the endovascular treatment of dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVFs) and recently for arteriovenous malformation (AVMs). Conventional venous approaches are performed by direct internal jugular puncture or by femoral access. Although complication rates are low, there are potential life-threatening complications that should be avoided. The advantages of radial artery access have been widely proven, nevertheless the use of upper limb veins in neurointervention are rarely reported. We present five cases of the simultaneous arteriovenous approach through the radial artery and superficial veins of the forearm for the treatment of intracranial neurovascular diseases.

Keywords: arteriovenous malformation; hemorrhage; technique.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / surgery
  • Cerebral Angiography / methods
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
  • Endovascular Procedures / methods*
  • Female
  • Forearm / blood supply*
  • Forearm / diagnostic imaging*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radial Artery / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radial Artery / surgery
  • Veins / diagnostic imaging*
  • Veins / surgery