carotid-cavernous fistula

(redirected from Carotid cavernous fistula)

ca·rot·id-·cav·ern·ous fis·tu·la

a fistulous communication, of spontaneous or traumatic origin, between the cavernous sinus and the traversing internal carotid artery; a pulsating unilateral exophthalmos and a detectable cranial bruit are common manifestations.

ca·rot·id-cav·ern·ous fis·tu·la

(kă-rot'id-kav'ĕr-nŭs fis'chū-lă)
A fistulous communication between the cavernous sinus and the traversing internal carotid artery, of spontaneous or traumatic origin; common manifestations are a pulsating unilateral exophthalmos and a detectable cranial bruit.
Synonym(s): caroticocavernous fistula.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Carotid cavernous fistula, which may present with a myriad of nonspecific manifestations.
Treatment of iatrogenic internal carotid artery laceration and carotid cavernous fistula with endovascular stent-graft placement.
Carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) is an abnormal communication between cavernous sinus and carotid arterial system.
Jeremy was suffering from a carotid cavernous fistula - an abnormal connection between two blood vessels in his skull which impaired his vision and restricted his ability to move his eyes.
A follow-up angiogram on day 3 showed complete occlusion of the left carotid cavernous fistula with excellent crossfill at the anterior communicating artery and collateral flow to the left middle cerebral territory via the left posterior communicating artery (Fig 4).
After our initial experience treating a large aneurysm and a carotid cavernous fistula, we found the new Penumbra coil easy to use, soft when needed for packing, and allows us to treat with fewer coils than we are used to.
INTRODUCTION: Carotid cavernous fistula may arise from head injury or may occur spontaneously.
Three patients had recurrence of the carotid cavernous fistula (CCF), while one patient had recurrence of leg arteriovenous fistula (AVF).
Carotid cavernous fistula, the patient may have a cranial bruit, and the dilated episcleral vessels extend to the limbus.
Objective: To evaluate the technical success, complications and outcome of endovascular management of post traumatic carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) in patients presenting at a tertiary care hospital in Karahci.