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Neuroradiology. 2003 Aug;45(8):574-8. Epub 2003 Jul 10.

Endovascular treatment of a cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistula by transvenous embolisation through the superior ophthalmic vein via cannulation of a frontal vein.

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Unit of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, Policlinico "Le Scotte", Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Viale Mario Bracci 16, 53100 Siena, Italy.


We describe a new approach for transvenous embolisation of cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistulae through the superior ophthalmic vein (SOV), i.e., via percutaneous cannulation of a frontal vein. Modern neurointerventional angiographic materials make it possible to reach the SOV in this way without puncturing it in the orbit or a surgical exposure. Orbital phlebography should still be in the repertoire of interventional neuroradiology units in large centres.

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