CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Clin Interv Radiol ISVIR 2017; 01(03): 168-170
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1603823
Case Report
Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

The Retrocorporeal Artery: An Alternative Route for Endovascular Treatment of Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula

Aneesh Mohimen1, Santhosh Kumar Kannath2, Jayadevan Enakshy Rajan2
  • 1Department of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
  • 2Department of Imaging Sciences and Interventional Radiology, Neurointervention Center, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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Publication History

16 January 2017

05 May 2017

Publication Date:
01 September 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Endovascular transarterial embolization with liquid embolic agents is the primary modality of treatment of spinal dural arteriovenous fistulae. However, adequate distal percolation of the embolic material may not be achieved in all cases due to varying angiographic characteristics, necessitating further surgical treatment. In such situations, the presence of a retrocorporeal branch of the contralateral radicular artery may provide an alternative route to approach and embolization of the fistula. We describe two cases of treatment failure through the primary arterial feeder that was successful embolized through the retrocorporeal artery. The technical detail of this approach is briefly discussed.

Contributions of Authors

Santhosh Kumar Kannath contributed in concept, design, data analysis, data interpretation, manuscript preparation, and critical revision, Aneesh Mohimen contributed in data analysis, data interpretation, manuscript preparation, and critical revision, and Jayadevan Enakshy Rajan contributed in manuscript preparation and critical revision.