Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas: experience with endovascular and surgical therapy.

  title={Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas: experience with endovascular and surgical therapy.},
  author={Emad N. Eskandar and Lawrence F. Borges and Ronald F Budzik and Christopher M. Putman and Christopher S Ogilvy},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={96 2 Suppl},
OBJECT Although the pathophysiology of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) has recently been elucidated, the optimal treatment strategy for these lesions has yet to be defined. Current management techniques include endovascular embolization or microsurgical obliteration. METHODS The authors reviewed the records and angiograms of all patients with spinal dural AVFs treated at Massachusetts General Hospital over a 6-year period (1992-1998). During this period, it was intended initially… CONTINUE READING


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