Sunday, February 28, 2016

Progression of unilateral moyamoya disease resulted in spontaneous occlusion of ipsilateral cavernous dural arteriovenous fistula: Case report.

Authors: Liu P, Xu Y, Lv X, Ge H, Lv M, Li Y Abstract The pathogenic association between cavernous dural arteriovenous fistula (CDAVF) and moyamoya disease remains unclear. This unusual case is the first report of a progression of unilateral moyamoya disease resulting in the spontaneous occlusion of ipsilateral CDAVF. A 52-year-old woman presented with two-week spontaneous exophthalmos, chemosis and tinnitus, and cerebral angiography showed a right CDAVF coexisting with ipsilateral moyamoya disease. Transvenous approaches through the inferior petrosal sinus and facial vein were attempted but failed. However, a progression of the moyamoya disease and disappearance of the CDAVF were observed on one month follow-up angiogram in accordance with the resolution of clinical symptoms. This…

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