Herein, we report a very rare case of a patient suffering from the simultaneous occurrence of an unusually gigantic posterior fossa varix (measuring 35 mm x 45 mm) and a tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula in the absence of intracranial haemorrhage. Simultaneous occurrence of a varix and a tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula is present in only 4% of all intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulae. These concurrent conditions are associated with a high risk of intracranial haemorrhage and intracranial hypertension that can give rise to focal neurological deficits. Its clinical relevance and radiological findings are discussed in this report.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Hong Kong Journal of Radiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Cerebral hemorrhage
- Cranial fossa, posterior
- Intracranial arteriovenous malformations
- Varicose veins