Transvenous embolization of a dural arteriovenous fistula of the cavernous sinus through the contralateral pterygoid plexus

Neuroradiology. 1998 Mar;40(3):189-93. doi: 10.1007/s002340050566.


We report a new transvenous endovascular route for treatment of dural arteriovenous fistulas of the cavernous sinus. The cavernous sinus was approached from the contralateral pterygoid plexus and embolization of a dural fistula was performed successfully with Guglielmi detachable coils.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnostic imaging
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / therapy*
  • Cavernous Sinus*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Dura Mater / blood supply*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic* / methods
  • Female
  • Humans