Dural arteriovenous fistulae involving the transverse-sigmoid sinus and foramen magnum

Surg Neurol. 1994 May;41(5):389-95. doi: 10.1016/0090-3019(94)90032-9.


The authors present a rare case of dural arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) involving both the transverse-sigmoid sinus and the foramen magnum, which was treated successfully with multi-staged endovascular procedures. The transverse-sigmoid sinus, which was thrombosed proximally and distally, was occluded by transarterial embolization followed by intraoperative embolization of the sinus using platinum coils. The dural AVF involving the foramen magnum was occluded via a transvenous approach.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Fistula / complications
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / therapy*
  • Cranial Sinuses / abnormalities*
  • Dura Mater / abnormalities*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic / methods
  • Foramen Magnum / abnormalities*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography