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Dural carotid-cavernous fistulas: epidemiology, clinical presentation, and management.
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PMID:  22107868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Dural arteriovenous fistulas of the cavernous sinus are no longer difficult to diagnose or treat. Specific ocular manifestations allow these fistulas to be diagnosed clinically. Noninvasive imaging techniques can be used to confirm the diagnosis. The most common treatment is endovascular occlusion of the lesion via a transarterial or transvenous route. Manual compression of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery in the neck or radiation therapy is appropriate in selected cases. Regardless of the treatment used, the fistula can be closed completely in most cases, resulting in restoration of normal orbital and intracranial blood flow and resolution of visual deficits.
Neil R Miller
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgery clinics of North America     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1558-1349     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg. Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9008004     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Woods 458, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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