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Jugular Foramen Arteriovenous Shunt with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

Authors
  • G. Rodesch
  • J. Comoy
  • M. Hurth
  • P. Lasjaunias
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1991
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine
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Abstract

The authors report the case of a 37-year-old man with an extracerebral arteriovenous fistula at the skull base, revealed by subarachnoid and intraventricular hemorrhage. The malformation was fed by the neuromeningeal trunk of the ascending pharyngeal artery and drained into left laterobulbar veins. Embolization with bucrylate was performed and occluded totally the shunting zone. A 1-year follow-up angiogram confirmed the good stability of the result, the patient being asymptomatic. This case emphasizes the quality of results that can be obtained with bucrylate in arterioverious fistulas presenting with hemorrhage. It confirms that the external carotid artery must be studied when dealing with intracranial hemorrhage. On the other hand, magnetic resonance imaging and angiography may depict vascular abnormalities but do not always indicate the shunting area, thus the pathologic type of the malformation.

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