A brief review is presented of intracranial arteriovenous fistulas with congestive heart failure and the salient features required to make a diagnosis of such a fistula. An 11-week-old infant is described with congestive heart failure secondary to a congenital intradural arteriovenous fistula. A systolic bruit was felt over the upper posterior neck and mastoid region, and an angiocardiogram revealed a collection of dye in the posterior cranial fossa suggestive of a venous angioma. The patient died before any corrective surgery could be considered. An intradural arteriovenous fistula was found in the posterior cranial fossa at postmortem examination.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health