Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF)

Empowering dAVF Recovery with Our Multidisciplinary Care

At IBS Hospital, we provide specialized care for individuals dealing with Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (dAVF). Our dedicated team of vascular experts combines medical excellence with personalized attention, offering comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. With cutting-edge interventions and unwavering support, we strive to enhance the well-being and quality of life of those affected by DAVF.

What is Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (dAVF)?

Dural Arteriovenous Fistula or DAVF is a type of vascular abnormality marked by an abnormal connection between the blood vessels in the dura mater, i.e. The tough layer of tissues that surrounds the brain and spinal cord from outside. It is a rare condition that is most commonly seen in people lying in the age group of 50 to 60 years.

Recognising the Symptoms of Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF)

While some people with dural arteriovenous fistulas do not experience any symptoms, others may experience quite aggressive symptoms, which include:

  • Problems with balance and walking
  • Seizures
  • Problems related to speech and language
  • Loss of memory 
  • Parkinsonism 
  • Loss of coordination 
  • Facial pain 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Problems related to vision
What causes Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF)?

In the majority of the cases, there is no known clear cause of dural arteriovenous fistula. Several factors which have been linked to it include:

  • Traumatic head injury 
  • Infection 
  • Brain surgery in the past 
  • Venous thrombosis 
  • Brain tumours 
     
Diagnosis of Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF)

Modalities that are used to diagnose a dural arteriovenous fistulas include:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI
  • Computerized tomography or CT scan 
  • Angiography 
Management / Treatment of Dural Arteriovenous Fistula (DAVF) at IBS Hospital

Dural arteriovenous fistula are treated surgically using various different interventions. These include:

  • Endovascular Surgery, which involves the use of a catheter to release a coil or glue to block the vascular abnormalities
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery, which uses focused radiation for targeting and blocking the vascular abnormalities.
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Surgery, which aims at cutting of the blood supply to the fistula
     

Our team of experts that make it possible

Meet the team of highly specialised and experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedicians, and other experts in the field of neurology and spine care. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care to each patient, with the goal of helping them achieve the best possible outcomes.

IBS Hospital Empowers Your Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology

We continuously incorporate cutting-edge technologies from around the world into our offerings, such as a surgical system that allows for precise and confident complex procedures. We use magnetic stimulation to treat certain neurological conditions and create personalised brain maps for tailored treatment plans. Nerve monitoring during surgeries ensures the nervous system is not compromised, and a robotic exoskeleton aids in mobility issues. Our goal at IBS Hospital is to provide the best care possible, utilising the latest and most innovative technologies available.

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