Child's Nervous System

, Volume 35, Issue 12, pp 2435–2437 | Cite as

Endovascular embolization of dural arteriovenous fistula in a child presented with slight conjunctival hyperemia

  • Lei Guo
  • Ting Liu
  • Xianli LvEmail author
Case Report



Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) are rare in pediatrics. A case of DAVF diagnosed because of a slight conjunctival hyperemia and endovascular coil embolization at 2 years old is reported.

Case description

The 2-year-old boy presented with a slight conjunctival hyperemia of the left eye for 1 month. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination of the head showed abnormal blood flow in the left middle cranial fossa. On digital subtraction angiography, a DAVF with a dural feeder shunt and a venous varix at the middle cranial fossa was confirmed. After transarterial coil embolization, shunt blood flow disappeared.


This report describes a case of DAVF with a slight conjunctival hyperemia treated by coil embolization in a child.


Dural, Arteriovenous fistula Coil Child Embolization 


Funding information

This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 81371314) and the National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFC1301800).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Vascular Anomalies and Interventional RadiologyQILU Children’s Hospital of Shandong UniversityJinanChina
  2. 2.Neurosurgical Department, Beijing Tsinghua Changgung Hospital, School of Clinical MedicineTsinghua UniversityBeijingChina

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