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Bacterial cavernous sinus aneurysm treated by detachable balloon technique.
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PMID:  2595738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a patient who developed bilateral cavernous sinus septic thrombosis secondary to a suppurative lesion on the left cheek. Despite clinical improvement, left oculomotor symptoms recurred suddenly. A carotid artery aneurysm within the cavernous sinus was diagnosed by means of magnetic resonance imaging and confirmed by digital angiography. Follow-up angiograms showed an initial decrease in the aneurysm size, with subsequent enlargement. A latex contrast-filled balloon was successfully placed within the aneurysm, preserving the carotid parent artery blood flow. Our case illustrates the usefulness of the detachable balloon technique in the treatment of bacterial aneurysms of the cavernous sinus as an alternative treatment to carotid artery ligation.
F Micheli; A Schteinschnaider; L L Plaghos; M Melero; D Mattar; I C Parera
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0039-2499     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:  1989 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-01-19     Completed Date:  1990-01-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1751-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Infected / radiography,  therapy*
Balloon Dilatation*
Carotid Arteries / physiopathology,  radiography
Carotid Artery Diseases / radiography,  therapy*
Cavernous Sinus* / radiography
Intracranial Aneurysm / radiography,  therapy*
Postoperative Period
Regional Blood Flow

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