Ethmoidal dural arteriovenous fistula with unusual drainage route treated by transarterial embolization

Akihiro Inoue, Masahiko Tagawa, Yoshiaki Kumon, Hideaki Watanabe, Daisuke Shoda, Kenji Sugiu, Takanori Ohnishi

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Ethmoidal dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are rare intracranial lesions associated with a high risk of intracranial hemorrhage. In particular, this entity with reflux drainage directly into the ophthalmic vein is extremely rare. We report a case of ethmoidal dural AVF with direct drainage of the superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) and inferior ophthalmic vein (IOV), successfully treated by endovascular surgery. A 58-year-old man presented with progressive diplopia. Angiography and contrast-enhanced CT showed an ethmoidal dural AVF supplied via the bilateral anterior ethmoidal arteries and venous drainage through the left SOV and IOV. A transarterial approach through the bilateral anterior ethmoidal arteries was used to place the microcatheter close to the fistula site. After intra-arterial embolization with 20% N-butyl cyanoacrylate, the dural AVF was completely occluded. In patients with good vascular access, endovascular transarterial embolization may be an effective and less invasive treatment strategy for ethmoidal dural AVF.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2014
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Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations
Drainage
Veins
Arteries
Enbucrilate
Diplopia
Intracranial Hemorrhages
Fistula
Blood Vessels
Angiography

Keywords

  • CT Angiography
  • Fistula
  • Liquid Embolic Material
  • Vascular Malformation

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Ethmoidal dural arteriovenous fistula with unusual drainage route treated by transarterial embolization. / Inoue, Akihiro; Tagawa, Masahiko; Kumon, Yoshiaki; Watanabe, Hideaki; Shoda, Daisuke; Sugiu, Kenji; Ohnishi, Takanori.

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Inoue, Akihiro ; Tagawa, Masahiko ; Kumon, Yoshiaki ; Watanabe, Hideaki ; Shoda, Daisuke ; Sugiu, Kenji ; Ohnishi, Takanori. / Ethmoidal dural arteriovenous fistula with unusual drainage route treated by transarterial embolization. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2014 ; Vol. 2014.
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