Outflow Patency Correlates with Radiosurgical Outcomes of Lateral Sinus Dural Arteriovenous Fistula

Yong Sin Hu, Chung Jung Lin, Chia An Wu, Hsiu Mei Wu, Huai Che Yang, Cheng Chia Lee, Chao Bao Luo, Kang Du Liu, Wen Yuh Chung, Wan Yuo Guo*


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Objective: To explore the impact of outflow patency on radiosurgical outcomes of lateral sinus dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). Methods: We retrospectively examined 83 lateral sinus DAVFs treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) between 1995 and 2020. Two neuroradiologists blinded to the therapeutic outcomes served as imaging evaluators on pre-GKRS digital subtraction angiography and magnetic resonance images. The sinovenous outflow of lateral sinus DAVF was scored using combined conduit score (CCS), ranging from 0 (total occlusion) to 8 (full patency). The patients' follow-up magnetic resonance and digital subtraction angiography images were used to validate the radiosurgical outcomes (obliteration or non-obliteration) of lateral sinus DAVF. Cox regression and Kaplan–Meier analyses were performed to determine the correlations between the variables and outcomes. Results: Among the 83 cases, 60 (72%) lateral sinus DAVFs achieved obliteration after a GKRS at a median latency period of 24.5 months. After adjustment for aggressive presentation, cortical venous reflux, straight sinus reflux, and optic nerve sheath enlargement, a CCS of >6 was independently associated with lateral sinus DAVF obliteration (hazard ratio: 2.335, P = 0.007). The estimated 36-month probabilities of obliteration were 80% versus 53.6% for lateral sinus DAVFs with a CCS of >6 versus ≤6. Conclusions: Lateral sinus DAVFs with a CCS of >6, indicating a nearly patent sinovenous outflow, were more likely to be obliterated after GKRS. Sinovenous outflow patency is a factor associated with therapeutic outcomes in radiosurgery for lateral sinus DAVFs.

期刊World Neurosurgery
出版狀態Accepted/In press - 2022


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