Meningeal Arteriovenous Fistulae

Pure meningeal, Meningeal-Cranial and Cutaneous, and Meningeal-Cortical Forms; Nature, Aetiology and Pathogenesis, Therapeutic Problems
  • René Djindjian
  • Jean-Jacques Merland


Under the term arteriovenous meningeal fistulae, we include all shunts occurring either partly or wholly within the dura mater. They may be divided into two distinct groups:
  • The first group, now clearly understood, is represented by the purely meningeal arteriovenous fistulae. We have seen 14 cases of this type at the Salpetrière Hospital, and 22 at the Lariboisière Hospital. If the traumatic fistulae are excluded, it is clear that hyper-selective artériographie studies and careful exploration of the draining veins will enable us to identify four major categories.

  • The second group consists of the mixed meningeal arteriovenous fistulae, i.e. meningeal-cutaneous and bony or meningeal-cortical.


Vertebral Artery Arteriovenous Fistula Superior Sagittal Sinus Superficial Temporal Artery Middle Meningeal Artery 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • René Djindjian
  • Jean-Jacques Merland
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  1. 1.Service de Neurochirurgie, Département de NeuroradiologieHôpital LariboisièreParisFrance

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