Stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of a dural carotid-cavernous fistula.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Because of the success of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in the treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), SRS is being applied to the treatment of carotid-cavernous dural arteriovenous fistulas (CCDAVFs) when these lesions are not accessible endovascularly. We report a patient with a CCDAVF that could not be accessed endovascularly on 2 attempts, whose fistula was successfully closed with SRS, a less invasive modality than endovascular embolization. Further experience with SRS in this role will be necessary to determine its utility.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chong, GT; Mukundan, S; Kirkpatrick, JP; Zomorodi, A; Sampson, JH; Bhatti, MT

Published Date

  • June 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 138 - 144

PubMed ID

  • 20431489

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-5166

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/WNO.0b013e3181ceb3e3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States