Dural arteriovenous fistula as a treatable dementia

Ikponmwosa Enofe, Ike Thacker, Sadat Shamim

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Abstract

Dementia is a chronic loss of neurocognitive function that is progressive and irreversible. Although rare, dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) could present with a rapid decline in neurocognitive function with or without Parkinson-like symptoms. DAVFs represent a potentially treatable and reversible cause of dementia. Here, we report the case of an elderly woman diagnosed with a DAVF after presenting with newonset seizures, deteriorating neurocognitive function, and Parkinsonlike symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-217
Number of pages3
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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