Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Presenting as Tentorial Subdural Hemorrhage

Case Report and Review of the Literature
  • P. BhogalEmail author
  • L. L. Yeo
  • M. Söderman


Subdural hemorrhage is frequently caused by trauma and is commonly seen in older people; however, subdural hemorrhage has been reported after ruptured intracranial aneurysms and in relation to dural arteriovenous fistulas as well as arteriovenous malformations. This article presents a case of pure subdural hemorrhage of the tentorium cerebelli secondary to a posterior fossa dural arteriovenous fistula, later treated with endovascular embolization and subsequently radiotherapy.


Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulae (DAVF) are a frequently encountered pathology believed to be related to venous thrombosis [1]; however, the exact pathophysiological mechanisms are still unknown and likely to be multifactorial [2]. The two classification systems currently in use focus on the venous drainage pathways and particularly on whether there is flow into the cortical veins [3, 4, 5]. Cortical venous reflux and anterograde flow from the DAVF into cortical veins are the main...


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P. Bhogal, L.L. Yeo and M. Söderman declare that they have no competing interests.

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Ethics committee approval was not required for this publication. All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1975 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Interventional NeuroradiologyThe Royal London HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Karolinska University HospitalStockholmSweden
  3. 3.National university health systemSingaporeSingapore

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