Arteriovenous malformations of the dura mater

Surg Neurol. 1987 Aug;28(2):135-40. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(87)90087-5.


The presentation, angiographic findings, and treatment of eight dural arteriovenous malformations is reviewed. The majority presented as intracranial hemorrhage, one of which was an intracerebral hemorrhage, and an aneurysm was found in conjunction with two of the eight. Preoperative embolization of one of the malformations was used with an excellent result. Five of eight were treated surgically with a good outcome. Patient outcome, whether surgically treated or not, was good in all cases though follow-up is a maximum of 3 years, except for one case of 23 years.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Cranial Sinuses / diagnostic imaging
  • Dura Mater / blood supply*
  • Dura Mater / diagnostic imaging
  • Dura Mater / surgery
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography