Transvenous embolization of a dural arteriovenous fistula of the laterocavernous sinus through the pterygoid plexus.
ABSTRACT We present a novel access for transvenous embolization of a dural arteriovenous fistula of the laterocavernous sinus through the external jugular vein and the pterygoid plexus. The anatomy of the laterocavernous sinus is reviewed, and its clinical implications discussed in light of the case of a patient whose management was modified after identifying this anatomical variation.
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ABSTRACT: The effect of a DC offset on the OFDM wireless LAN (WLAN) signal could produce a severe performance degradation, especially for the high data rate transmission modes. Based on its analysis, it is shown which signal portion is most suitable for DC offset estimation. An analytical expression for the optimal estimator is given and finally efficient estimator implementations are derived.Global Telecommunications Conference, 2004. GLOBECOM '04. IEEE; 01/2004
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ABSTRACT: To describe the technique, efficacy, and safety of transvenous embolisation (TVE) of cavernous sinus arteriovenous fistulas (CSDAVFs) via the inferior petrosal sinus (IPS) with detachable coils and acrylic glue. Spontaneous unilateral CSDAVFs were confirmed by cerebral angiography in eight patients, with angiographic patency of the ipsilateral IPS in three and angiographic non-visualisation of the ipsilateral IPS in five. There were two patients with complete occlusion of the ipsilateral internal jugular vein (IJV). TVE with detachable coils and acrylic glue were performed through a femoral vein and an IPS approach. TVE viaipsilateral IPS was successfully performed in all eight patients in our group. The number of detachable coils for each patient ranged from 2 to 8 (mean, 5.0). Angiography immediately after TVE showed complete occlusion of the CSCAVFs in seven patients and nearly complete occlusion in one. Complete recovery of clinical symptoms was achieved in all eight patients. No recurrence of clinical symptoms was observed at follow-up. Transvenous embolisation via an IPS approach is a highly efficient and safe treatment for CSDAVFs. Embolisation with a combination of coils and acrylic glue may help to achieve complete occlusion of fistulas with fewer coils.European Radiology 12/2010; 20(12):2939-47. · 4.34 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: To report our findings concerning the laterocavernous sinus (LCS) drainage of dural fistulas, focusing our attention on the important implications in treatment of the LCS, which is one of the principal drainage pathways of the superficial middle cerebral vein (SMCV). Consecutive 32 patients with dural fistulas treated endovascularly between 2005 and 2008 were reviewed. Seven patients had angiographic features such as dural fistulas draining with SMCV via LCS. Clinical records for these 7 patients were focused to determine their presenting symptoms, angiographic features, endovascular treatments, and clinical outcomes. Over 3 years, 7 patients had 7 dural fistulas drained with SMCV via LCS were treated. Six-vessel angiography confirmed the presence of the dural fistulas. All fistulas were Cognard Type III featured by leptomeningeal veins drainage. One fistula involving the lesser sphenoid wing and 6 fistulas involving CS were supplied by external carotid artery branches with or without dural branches of the internal carotid artery. LCS was identified as a contiguous to SMCV drainage in these cases. One patient was treated with transvenous coil embolization alone, two with transvenous a combination of Onyx and coil embolization, and 4 with transarterial embolization. An angiographic obliteration and clinical cure was achieved in all patients. Complication was local hair loss due to X-ray radiation in one patient. It is very important to diagnose the presence of LCS in dural fistulas during the diagnostic angiography. It is believed that the knowledge of LCS might be relevant for the understanding and treatment of dural fistulas involving the LCS.European journal of radiology 02/2010; 75(2):e129-34. · 2.65 Impact Factor