Stereotactic Radiosurgery of Intracranial Dural Arteriovenous Fistulas

Chun Po Yen, Giuseppe Lanzino, Jason P. Sheehan

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Abstract

Depending on their location and angioarchitecture, intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF) pose various neurologic symptoms as well as a risk of intracranial hemorrhage. Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), microsurgery, and embolization play a role in the management of dAVF patients, and, at times, patients undergo a combination of approaches. Comparable to arteriovenous malformations, SRS offers a reasonable rate of angiographic obliteration and symptomatic improvement in selected patients with dAVF. Complications after SRS of dAVF are uncommon and generally manageable. Patients remain at risk for intracranial hemorrhage until the dAVF is completely obliterated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)591-596
Number of pages6
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Dura
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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