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J Korean Neurosurg Soc. 2002 Mar;31(3):271-273. Korean. Case Report.
Kim JH , Kwon OK , Lee KJ , Koh SB , Yoo H , Koh YC , Park HI .
Department of Neurosurgery, InJe University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Radiology, InJe University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) of anterior cranial fossa is a rare entity. The authors report a 57 year-old man presented with retro-orbital headache caused by a large hematoma in the right frontal lobe. Angiography demonstrated a DAVF of anterior cranial fossa fed by branches of middle meningeal and anterior ethmoidal artery. Endovascular therapy using N-butyl cyanoacrylate was tried, however, was failed to occlude the fistula. After than, the lesion was successfully obliterated by surgical means. The therapeutic roles and pitfalls of endovascular treatment and surgical treatment for the anterior fossa DAVF are discussed.

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