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Republished: Transvenous ethanol sclerotherapy of feeding arteries for treatment of a dural arteriovenous fistula
  1. Matthew David Alexander,
  2. Van Halbach,
  3. Andrew Nicholson,
  4. Fabio Settecase,
  5. Robert J Darflinger,
  6. Matthew R Amans
  1. Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr M D Alexander, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA; matthew.alexander{at}


Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) can be complex lesions that require a well trained eye for proper characterization and management decisions. With numerous possible arteries to supply and veins to drain them, DAVFs are often complex lesions. To best treat these complex lesions, the neurointerventionalist should be adept at treating them with multiple techniques. This report describes a unique case in which a DAVF was treated with arterial sclerotherapy using ethanol from a transvenous approach.

  • Embolic
  • Fistula
  • Intervention
  • Liquid Embolic Material
  • Technique

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  • Republished with permission from BMJ Case Reports Published 15 July 2016; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-012450

  • Contributors MDA authored and edited the manuscript. All authors participated in patient care, edited the images, and edited the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval IRB approval was obtained from our institution.

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