Amaurosis fugax caused by a dural arteriovenous fistula from the ophthalmic artery

L. Xiong, J. Li, J. R. Jinkins

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A 52-year-old man presented with transient monocular blindness that was both spontaneous and exacerbated by exertion. Dynamic orbital CT revealed a delay in the perfusion of the left optic nerve head suggestive of a steal phenomenon. Subsequent selective arteriography demonstrated an arteriovenous fistula between the falx artery originating from the ophthalmic artery and the superior sagittal venous sinus. In the proper clinical setting, a hemodynamic steal should be considered in the differential diagnosis of amaurosis fugax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-192
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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