Artery of Davidoff and Schechter: A Large Angiographic Case Series of Dural AV Fistulas

Neda Isabel Sedora Roman, Pavel Rodriguez, Hussein Nasser, Mougnyan Cox, Preethi Ramchand, Omar Choudhri, Sudhakar R. Satti, David Kung, Bryan Pukenas, Robert W. Hurst

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Abstract

The artery of Davidoff and Schechter (ADS) is the only meningeal branch of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA), supplying the medial tentorial margin and posterior portions of the falx. Given its small size, it is rarely identified on angiographic studies, unless enlarged in pathologies such as dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) or vascularized masses. This artery was first described by Wollschlaeger and Wollschlaeger in 1965, and to date, only a few reports have described its significance. The objective of this study is to report our experience with the ADS in dural fistulas from 2 tertiary medical centers and to emphasize the importance of recognizing this artery during angiographic examination of vascular tentorial and posterior fossa lesions. To our knowledge, this report demonstrates the largest angiographic case series published to date, recognizing a total of 7 patients with ADS arising secondary to a posterior fossa or tentorial DAVF and one of the largest reported series of DAVFs supplied by the ADS treated by endovascular and surgical techniques. Our cases validate the importance of prompt identification of the ADS for the diagnosis as well as endovascular treatment of vascular malformations in the posterior fossa and tentorial region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNeurohospitalist
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • artery of Davidoff and Schechter
  • dural arteriovenous fistula
  • stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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