Advances in surgical approaches to dural fistulas.

  title={Advances in surgical approaches to dural fistulas.},
  author={Patrick P Youssef and Albert Jess Schuette and C. Michael Cawley and Daniel Louis Barrow},
  volume={74 Suppl 1},
Dural arteriovenous fistulas are abnormal connections of dural arteries to dural veins or venous sinuses originating from within the dural leaflets. They are usually located near or within the wall of a dural venous sinus that is frequently obstructed or stenosed. The dural fistula sac is contained within the dural leaflets, and drainage can be via a dural sinus or retrograde through cortical veins (leptomeningeal drainage). Dural arteriovenous fistulas can occur at any dural sinus but are… CONTINUE READING