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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1975;4(1): 139-142.
Traumatic Middle Meningeal Arteriovenous Fistula:Report of 3 Cases.
Dong Whi Shin, Dae Hee Hahn, Hyun Jip Kim, Jin Chae, Kil Soo Choi, Bo Sung Sim
Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The traumatic middle meningeal arteriovenous fistula is a rare condition complicated from head injury and usually found incidentally by carotid angiography. A few articles reported previously showed this condition if formed due to tearing of the walls of middle meningeal vessels by skull fracture and regarded as a wonderful defence mechanism keeping from a big intracranial hematoma. We have encountered 3 cases of them, all of which were accompanied by skull fracture. On of them had a big epidural hematoma and others only small amount. We show these cases in detail with the review of literatures.
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