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Dural arteriovenous fistula and spontaneous choroidal detachment: new cause of an old disease.
  1. J W Harbison,
  2. D Guerry and
  3. H Wiesinger


    A case is presented in which bilateral spontaneous choroidal detachments appear to be the direce result of bilateral dural arteriovenous fistula of the cavernous sinus region. Rapid resolution of the clinical signs followed bilateral orbital decompression via the transfrontal approach. Similarities in clinical presentation of both entities are reviewed and a premise for their cause-and-effect relationship elaborated. A literature search for similar unrecognised cases is discussed. The paper suggests that this association may be more frequent than published reports would imply.

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