Neurointervention.  2021 Jul;16(2):194-198. 10.5469/neuroint.2021.00157.

Endovascular Treatment of Cavernous Sinus Dural Arteriovenous Fistula via Radial Artery and Median Cubital Vein

  • 1Department of Radiology, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
  • 2Department of Radiology, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Malaysia


Cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistula (CS-DAVF) is an arteriovenous shunt where there is fistulous blood flow from the dural arteries from the internal or external carotid artery into the cavernous sinus. The current mainstay of therapy is endovascular treatment. We present a case of restrictive type of CS-DAVF in a 75-year-old male who presented with right eye symptoms. He was treated with embolisation using trans-radial artery access for angiographic runs and a median cubital vein access navigating into the cavernous sinus for coil deployment. This technique completely avoids the conventional technique of a femoral approach and confines all access to the arm. Therefore, there are less risks and complications associated with an arm access, improves patients’ comfort and mobility post procedure. Transradial artery and cubital vein access allows for a safe and convenient alternative technique using the arm as compared with conventional transfemoral approach for treatment of CS-DAVF.


Cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistula; Endovascular treatment; Transradial approach; Transvenous; Median cubital vein; Embolization
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