Dural arteriovenous fistula presenting with exophthalmos and seizures

Anteneh M. Feyissa, Lucido L. Ponce, Joel Patterson, Rudiger H. Von Ritschl, Robert G. Smith

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Abstract

Concomitant seizures and exophthalmos in the context of a temporal dural arteriovenous fistula (dAVF) has not been described before. Here, we report a 55-year-old-male who presented with an 8-month history of progressive painless exophthalmos of his left eye, conjunctival chemosis, reduced vision and new onset complex partial seizures. Cerebral angiography demonstrated Cognard Type IIa left cerebral dAVF fed by branches from the left occipital artery and an accessory meningeal artery, with drainage to the superior ophthalmic vein. Following surgical obliteration of dAVF feeding vessels, our patient had dramatic improvement in visual acuity, proptosis and chemosis along with cessation of clinical seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume338
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2014

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Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations
Exophthalmos
Seizures
Meningeal Arteries
Low Vision
Cerebral Angiography
Visual Acuity
Drainage
Veins
Arteries

Keywords

  • Cerebral angiography
  • Complex partial seizure
  • Dural arteriovenous fistula
  • EEG
  • Exophthalmos
  • Neuro-opthalmology
  • Vascular neurology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology

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Dural arteriovenous fistula presenting with exophthalmos and seizures. / Feyissa, Anteneh M.; Ponce, Lucido L.; Patterson, Joel; Von Ritschl, Rudiger H.; Smith, Robert G.

In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 338, No. 1-2, 15.03.2014, p. 229-231.

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Feyissa, Anteneh M. ; Ponce, Lucido L. ; Patterson, Joel ; Von Ritschl, Rudiger H. ; Smith, Robert G. / Dural arteriovenous fistula presenting with exophthalmos and seizures. In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 338, No. 1-2. pp. 229-231.
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