Dural posterior fossa AVM producing raised sagittal simus pressure. Case report

J Neurosurg. 1977 Jun;46(6):804-10. doi: 10.3171/jns.1977.46.6.0804.


A patient with raised intracranial pressure secondary to a dural arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the posterior fossa is presented. Direct shunting of arterial blood into the transverse sigmoid sinus caused a considerable increase of the sagittal sinus pressure (SSP) and elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP). Both ICP and SSP returned to normal values following obliteration of the dural AVM by selective embolization.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Dura Mater / blood supply*
  • Female
  • Headache / etiology
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / complications
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / diagnosis*
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / surgery
  • Intracranial Pressure*