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Endovascular Treatment of a Bilateral Dural Carotid-Cavernous Fistula Using an Unusual Unilateral Approach Through the Basilar Plexus.
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PMID:  22130114     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Indirect carotid-cavernous fistulae are dural arteriovenous shunts between dural branches of the internal and/or external carotid arteries and the cavernous sinuses. METHODS: We present an uncommon case of bilateral dural carotid-cavernous fistula with aggressive angioarchitectural features that was successfully treated with bilateral coil embolization using an unusual unilateral transvenous approach through the basilar plexus. CONCLUSIONS: This route should be considered for similar cases, and also for unilateral fistulae when the ipsilateral petrosal sinus cannot be accessed.
Guilherme Dabus; H Hunt Batjer; Michael C Hurley; Anitha Nimmagadda; Eric J Russell
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  World neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-8750     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101528275     Medline TA:  World Neurosurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiology, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Department of Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA; Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute, Miami, Florida, USA.
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