Embolization of a giant torcular dural arteriovenous fistula in a neonate

Hon Man Liu, Meng Fai Kuo, Yong Kwang Tu

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We treated a neonatal infant who presented with heart failure and a giant torcular dural arteriovenous fistula by staged transtorcular embolization with two guidewires, 95 platinum microcoils, and tissue glues through a needle-size craniotomy. Blood loss was minimal. The patient was stable without heart failure after a three-staged embolization. The lesion disappeared on the follow-up angiography done at the age of 3 years. This is the first documented case of neonatal giant torcular dural arteriovenous malformation cured by interventional neuroradiology. The dilemma and strategy in managing this patient will be presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-262
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Dura
  • Embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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