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Endovascular therapy of traumatic carotid-cavernous fistulas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10569124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Traumatic carotid-cavernous fistulas (CCF) are capable of causing a large variety of signs and symptoms, including visual loss, glaucoma, chemosis, exophthalmos, and orbital cranial nerve palsies. The high pressure in the veins that normally drain the globe can cause them to engorge and produce local compression of adjacent structures. At present, endovascular closure of the fistula is the treatment of choice, particularly in patients with progressive neurologic deterioration. Endovascular repair of CCF most commonly involves the use of detachable balloons, although coils are also used. Effective closure of the fistula leads to rapid resolution of the symptoms.
V R Wadlington; J B Terry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care clinics     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0749-0704     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Clin     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-28     Completed Date:  1999-12-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507720     Medline TA:  Crit Care Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-54, viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy*
Balloon Dilatation
Carotid Artery Injuries / diagnosis,  etiology,  therapy*
Carotid Artery, Internal
Cavernous Sinus*
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
Critical Care / methods
Embolization, Therapeutic

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