Endovascular treatment of cerebral dural and pial arteriovenous fistulas.


Journal Article (Review)

Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) are arteriovenous shunts from a dural arterial supply to a dural venous channel, typically supplied by pachymeningeal arteries and located near a major venous sinus. Pial arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs) are composed of one or more arterial feeders draining into a single vein in the absence of an intervening nidus. Fistulas manifesting features of high risk for rupture should be treated aggressively, the spectrum of treatment varies from endovascular, surgical resection, and stereotactic radiosurgery. This article describes the natural history, clinical presentation, and treatment of dural and pial fistulas, with emphasis on endovascular treatment.

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Cited Authors

  • Jabbour, P; Tjoumakaris, S; Chalouhi, N; Randazzo, C; Gonzalez, LF; Dumont, A; Rosenwasser, R

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 625 - 636

PubMed ID

  • 24156854

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24156854

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-9867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nic.2013.03.010


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States