Balloon-assisted superselective microcatheterization for transarterial treatment of cranial dural arteriovenous fistulas: technique and results.
Neurosurgery | 14 Jul 2012
WY Zhao, T Krings, PF Yang, JM Liu, Y Xu, Q Li, YB Fang, QH Huang and YF Wu
: In transarterial embolization of anterior cranial fossa and tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF), acute angulation of the feeding artery off the internal carotid artery (ICA) may render stable distal catheterization and, therefore, successful transarterial treatment difficult. In some anatomic dispositions, following selection of the feeding artery, subsequent forward force may lead to prolapse of the microcatheter into the ICA rather than advancing it into either the ophthalmic artery or the meningohypophyseal trunk.
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