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Correspondence on “Natural history, angiographic presentation and outcome of anterior cranial fossa dural arteriovenous fistulas” by Sanchez et al
  1. Xin Su1,
  2. Zhenzhong Gao1,2,
  3. Yongjie Ma1,
  4. Zihao Song1,
  5. Hongqi Zhang1,
  6. Peng Zhang1,
  7. Ming Ye1
  1. 1 Department of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University, Beijing, Beijing, China
  2. 2 Department of Neurosurgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hainan Medical University, Haikou, Hainan, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Peng Zhang, Department of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital Capital Medical University, Beijing, Beijing, 100053, China; zhangpengwr{at}; Dr Ming Ye, Department of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Bejing, 100053, People's Republic of China; yyneurosurgeon{at}

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We were very interested to read the analysis by Sanchez et al of the largest cohort study of anterior cranial fossa dural arteriovenous fistulas (ACF DAVFs).1 In this study, 60 cases of ACF DAVFs from 12 centers between 1990 and 2017 in the CONDOR database are included. Fifty-three of the 60 cases (88.8%) received treatment. The majority of the patients underwent microsurgery (66%, 35/53) or endovascular surgery (32%, 17/53). All those who received microsurgery as their first line of treatment had their ACF DAVFs completely removed. Only …

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  • Contributors Conception and design: XS, ZG, MY, PZ. Acquisition of data: XS, YM, ZS. Drafting the article: XS, ZG. Critically revising the article: MY, PZ, HZ. All of the authors have read and approved the final manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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