Radiosurgery for intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs): A review

Ioannis Loumiotis, Giuseppe Lanzino, David Daniels, Jason Sheehan, Michael Link

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The management of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) is complex and may require a combination of various treatment techniques. Endovascular embolization has recently emerged as the primary definitive treatment modality. However, an increasing body of literature has supported the use of stereotactic radiosurgery as the sole therapeutic modality or in combination with embolization and/or surgery. We review the rationale, results, and complications of stereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial DAVFs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-315
Number of pages11
JournalNeurosurgical Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2011


  • Dural arteriovenous fistula
  • Gamma knife
  • Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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