Developmental outcomes for neonatal dural arteriovenous fistulas: Case report

Jonathan N. Johnson, Tyler K. Hartman, William Barbaresi, Corey Raffel, Christopher E. Colby

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Large dural arteriovenous malformations (DAVMs) accompanied by cardiac failure usually carry a poor prognosis with a high risk of morbidity and death. The authors report on the case of a male neonate with a massive DAVM who presented at birth with macrocephaly and high-output cardiac failure. The child initially underwent treatment with surgical clipping of the large main feeding artery. Hydrocephalus, thought to be due to venous hypertension, developed when the boy was 8 months old. The condition resolved after interventional embolization treatment. The patient did not require placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. At 21 months of age, the child had near normal development without any focal neurological deficits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-109
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2009


  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Cardiac failure
  • Developmental outcome
  • Dural arteriovenous malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology


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