Turkish Neurosurgery 2015 , Vol 25 , Num 4
Surgical Resection of a Complex Multiple Scalp Avf without Preoperative Embolization: A Case Report
Bai XUE, Liu YI, You CHAO
West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Department of Neurosurgery, Chengdu, China DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.8707-13.2 Complex multiple arteriovenous fistula (AVF) of the scalp is an extremely rare disease and the traditional treatment is either endovascular embolization or surgical resection with preoperative endovascular embolization. Here, a 34-year-old male with pulsating mass and multiple tortuous vessels in front of the left tragus and scalp who was diagnosed as complex multiple arteriovenous fistula of the scalp is presented. Nearly total surgical resection of the lesion without preoperative intervention was performed. The deformity appearance and the buzzing sound in the patient’s left ear were eradicated after operation. Therefore, surgical resection without preoperative embolization is still a promising method to treat complex multiple scalp AVF. Keywords : Arteriovenous fistula, Cirsoid aneurysm, Scalp, Surgical procedure
Corresponding author : You Chao, obutwhy@aliyun.com