Treatment of Durai Arteriovenous Fistulae

  • V. Van Halbach
  • R. T. Higashida
  • G. B. Hieshima
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Durai arteriovenous fistulae (DAVF) account for 10%–15% of all intracranial arteriovenous malformations. Signs and symptoms can vary from a pulse synchronous tinnitus, bruit, headache, papilledema, hemorrhage, proptosis, visual decline, altered mental status, to transient or permanent neurological deficit. Except for bruit and tinnitus, these signs and symptoms are related to the venous drainage. Over the past 6 years, we have treated 79 patients with durai arteriovenous malformations (DAVMs): forty involved the region of the transverse and sigmoid sinus, 32 involved the region of the cavernous sinus, and seven involved the superior sagittal sinus. Each location presents with different signs and symptoms and requires various treatment modalities.


Superior Sagittal Sinus Sigmoid Sinus Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Occipital Artery Compression Therapy 


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© Springer Japan 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Van Halbach
    • 1
  • R. T. Higashida
    • 1
  • G. B. Hieshima
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Surgery and RadiologyU.C.S.F. HospitalsSan FranciscoUSA

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