Transvenous embolisation of a carotid-trigeminal cavernous fistula

Y. L. Chan, K. K. Shing, K. C. Wong, W. S. Poon

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Abstract

A carotid cavernous fistula is an abnormal communication between the internal carotid artery and the cavernous sinus. Rarely, this communication is associated with a persistent primitive trigeminal artery, with or without a trigeminal artery aneurysm. We report a case of spontaneous carotid-trigeminal cavernous fistula in which the persistent trigeminal artery was shown only on vertebral artery injection. The absence of an associated trigeminal artery aneurysm allowed a transvenous approach for endovascular treatment with coils and complete obliteration of the cavernous fistula.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)310-312
Number of pages3
JournalHong Kong Medical Journal
Volume12
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 31 2006

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Fistula
Arteries
Aneurysm
Cavernous Sinus
Vertebral Artery
Internal Carotid Artery
Injections
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Carotid-cavernous sinus fistula
  • Embolization, therapeutic
  • Trigeminal nerve

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Transvenous embolisation of a carotid-trigeminal cavernous fistula. / Chan, Y. L.; Shing, K. K.; Wong, K. C.; Poon, W. S.

In: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, 31.08.2006, p. 310-312.

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Chan, YL, Shing, KK, Wong, KC & Poon, WS 2006, 'Transvenous embolisation of a carotid-trigeminal cavernous fistula', Hong Kong Medical Journal, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 310-312.
Chan, Y. L. ; Shing, K. K. ; Wong, K. C. ; Poon, W. S. / Transvenous embolisation of a carotid-trigeminal cavernous fistula. In: Hong Kong Medical Journal. 2006 ; Vol. 12, No. 4. pp. 310-312.
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