Dural Arteriovenous Fistula

A dural arteriovenous fistula is a condition where an abnormal connection between the arteries and veins of the membrane surrounding the brain (the dura mater), causing gradual impairment.

Dural arteriovenous fistulas connect the branches of dural arteries to dural veins or a venous sinus. Digital subtraction angiography remains the best method for diagnosing dural arteriovenous fistulas. One of the first line options available for the management of dural arteriovenous fistulas is endovascular treatment.

Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Symptoms

Dural arteriovenous fistulas can include the following:

  • Cranial nerve palsies
  • Focal neurological deficits
  • Orbital symptoms
  • Raised intracranial pressure
  • Symptoms of venous hypertension
  • Tinnitus

Getting Diagnosed

Our team of specialists provide thorough neurological evaluations using the latest diagnostic technology including CT angiography and 3-D angiography.

We work very closely with the departments of Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurology and Radiation Oncology, as well as the Neurocritical Care Center and Stroke Center to ensure an accurate diagnosis and the appropriate treatment for the best outcome.

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The Brain Aneurysm Center and Cerebrovascular Surgery and Endovascular Neurosurgery Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute combines advanced technical knowledge and cutting-edge procedures for diagnosing and treating arteriovenous malformations, ruptured and non-ruptured aneurysms, carotid artery dissection and related conditions.


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