Multimodal Endovascular approach in a Case of Multiple Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae

José A. Fernández-Abinader, Allyson Pagán-Rodríguez, Caleb Feliciano, Héctor Rondón-Granados


Dural arteriovenous fistulae (DAVF) are vascular abnormalities in which arteriovenous shunts are contained in between the periosteal and meningeal lamellae of the dura matter. Rarely, multiple DAVF are diagnosed in a single patient; occurring in only about 8% of the diagnosed cases. We describe a rare presentation of DAVF in a patient with multiple DAVF, at 3 separate sites within the cranial cavity; associated with a medical history of two traumatic motor-vehicle accidents, total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR), and acquired aplastic anemia. We describe our approach in the treatment of this complex condition.


dural distulae, multiple fistulae, arteriovenous fistulae, venous encephalopathy

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