Hong Kong Med J 2006;12:74-6 | Number 1, February 2006
A treatable case of dementia--intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula
HY Chan, KM Cheng, MW Lo, CM Chan, YL Cheung
Department of Neurosurgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, 30 Gascoigne Road, Hong Kong
Dementia is a common medical problem that affects elderly patients. We report on a 77-year-old man with an intracranial dural arteriovenous fistula who presented with dementia that was initially thought to be irreversible and degenerative. Subsequent neuroendovascular intervention resulted in significant functional and cognitive improvement.
Key words: Arteriovenous fistula; Dementia; Embolization, therapeutic
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