Spontaneous closure of cerebral dural arteriovenous fistulas with direct cortical venous drainage. A case report.

@article{Voormolen2009SpontaneousCO,
  title={Spontaneous closure of cerebral dural arteriovenous fistulas with direct cortical venous drainage. A case report.},
  author={V Voormolen and Karin Geens and Luc van den Hauwe and Paul M. Parizel},
  journal={Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={359-62}
}
SUMMARY We describe two rare cases of spontaneous closure of cerebral dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) with a small nidus and draining directly in a single cortical vein with several ectasias. Eighteen previously published cases of spontaneous closure of cerebral DAVF comprised more benign fistula types. In literature, several explanations for DAVF occlusion have been proposed. We hypothesize that, in addition to the known causes, the specific contrast medium used during the diagnostic… CONTINUE READING