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Isolated superior petrosal sinus dural arteriovenous fistula treated with selective sinus packing using a quadriaxial catheter system


A 67-year-old patient presented with a headache, vertigo and nausea, followed by a disturbance of consciousness. CT and MRI showed venous ectasia at the left cerebellopontine angle and extensive oedema in the left cerebellum. Angiography demonstrated a dural arteriovenous fistula that appeared at the left superior petrosal sinus–cavernous sinus) junction. After the evaluation of the shunt point, occluded areas were recanalised via the femoral vein with a quadriaxial catheter system using a 6-Fr guiding sheath, 6-Fr guiding catheter, 4.2-Fr catheter and microcatheter. Selective coil embolisation was performed, resulting in shunt removal.

  • neurology (drugs and medicines)
  • headache (including migraines)
  • stroke
  • interventional radiology

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