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Contre-coup injury-induced middle meningeal arteriovenous fistula detected by time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography and magnetic resonance arterial spin labeling: case report and review of the literature.

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Summary of "Contre-coup injury-induced middle meningeal arteriovenous fistula detected by time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography and magnetic resonance arterial spin labeling: case report and review of the literature."

Middle meningeal arteriovenous fistula (MM-AVF) is rare; however, it is sometimes followed by intracranial hemorrhage or progressive symptoms caused by abnormal shunt flow. Radiological examination and endovascular treatment for this condition have recently advanced; thus, we here described the pathogenesis, clinical features, and appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic management of MM-AVF. We also reviewed the literature of the past 35 years, which reported on 30 cases of MM-AVF.

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Name: World neurosurgery
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