Management of a rare complication of endovascular treatment of direct carotid cavernous fistula


Sencer S., Minareci O., Poyanli A.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.20, no.8, pp.1465-1466, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1465-1466
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A 30-year-old woman with direct carotid cavernous fistula underwent endovascular treatment with detachable balloons via a transarterial route. The patient returned with diplopia 1 year after therapy. On cranial MR imaging, one of the balloons was detected in the proximal portion of the superior ophthalmic vein and was deflated percutaneously with a 22-gauge Chiba needle under CT guidance. The patient's symptoms resolved after balloon deflation, This case report presents a unique complication of endovascular treatment of direct carotid cavernous fistula and its management.