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Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2009 Feb;19(1):43-8. doi: 10.4103/0971-3026.45344.

Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: A Review.

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Department of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum - 695 011, India.


Dural arteriovenous fistulas are fistulas connecting the branches of dural arteries to dural veins or a venous sinus. Digital subtraction angiography remains the gold standard for diagnosing these fistulas. Endovascular treatment is one of the first line options available for their management. This review article reviews the etiopathogenesis, natural history, common classification systems and various available treatment options.


Coil embolisation; dural arteriovenous fistula

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