Brain Dural AV Fistula


Can I say, my view of the catheter embolization is that its not the biggest deal in town. Lifting the lid and rummaging around in an open top is what would bother me. I look upon the catheter + radiology guidance thing as a miracle of modern technology that really makes a difference to how positive an outcome you can get from neurovascular surgery.

What I’ve read is that the contrast material can give you a rubbish head for a few days and the incision point is obviously not insignificant and can be sore but its really low impact compared with lid off.

I remember Bill telling me about his experiences when I first joined this site and it was the foley catheter, not the embolisation catheter he found most challenging. Link here

Think positive. No point worrying about it.