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Angioarchitectural evolution of clival dural arteriovenous fistulas in two patients.

  • Author(s): Pouw, Andrew E
  • Rabin, Richard L
  • Karanjia, Rustum
  • Bababeygy, Simon R
  • Amar, Arun P
  • Sadun, Alfredo A
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1159/000381176
Abstract

Dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) may present in a variety of ways, including as carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas. The ophthalmologic sequelae of carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas are known and recognizable, but less commonly seen is the rare clival fistula. Clival dAVFs may have a variety of potential anatomical configurations but are defined by the involvement of the venous plexus just overlying the bony clivus. Here we present two cases of clival dAVFs that most likely evolved from carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas.

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