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


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

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20431489

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-5166

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/WNO.0b013e3181ceb3e3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States