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Proliferative retinopathy after treatment of carotid-cavernous fistulas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  718495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The carotid-cavernous fistulas of two young patients were treated by multiple carotid artery ligations. The fistulas persisted, supplied by retrograde flow through the ophthalmic artery. In one patient, neovascularization of the optic disc occurred and, in spite of suspected later spontaneous closure of the fistula, progressed to cause nearly total loss of vision. Spontaneous closure of the fistula also occurred in the other patient, but vitreous hemorrhage due to neovascularization of the retina developed four years later.
R E Kalina; W A Kelly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1978 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-01-26     Completed Date:  1979-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2058-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / surgery*
Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery*
Cavernous Sinus / surgery*
Optic Disk / blood supply
Postoperative Complications*
Retinal Diseases / etiology*

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