Epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and prognosis of cerebral dural arteriovenous fistulas

Mohamed Elhammady, Sudheer Ambekar, Roberto Heros

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Abstract

Dural arteriovenous fistulas are abnormal communications, within the dural leaflets, between meningeal arteries and dural venous sinuses and/or subarachnoid veins. Although many fistulas remain clinically silent and do not require treatment, presence of cortical venous reflux, intracranial bleed, and intolerable symptoms are the main indications for treatment. A thorough understanding of the natural history is of prime importance in the decision making and management of these lesions. In this chapter we discuss the epidemiology and natural history of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulae.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Clinical Neurology
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages99-105
Number of pages7
Volume143
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume143
ISSN (Print)0072-9752
ISSN (Electronic)2212-4152

Keywords

  • cerebral angiogram
  • cerebral dural arteriovenous fistula
  • cerebral dural AVM
  • classification
  • dural fistula
  • intracranial hemorrhage
  • natural history
  • pulsatile tinnitus
  • venous sinus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Elhammady, M., Ambekar, S., & Heros, R. (2017). Epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and prognosis of cerebral dural arteriovenous fistulas. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Vol. 143, pp. 99-105). (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 143). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63640-9.00009-6