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Spontaneous carotid-cavernous fistulas: phlebographic appearance and relation to thrombosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1274655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six consecutive cases with spontaneous carotid-cavernous fistulas were examined with orbital phlebography and bilateral carotid angiography. One of the fistulas was fed only by one internal carotid artery, 1 only by the accessory meningeal branch of the maxillary artery, while 4 were supplied by external as well as internal carotid arteries. The findings at phlebography seem to be characteristic. Thrombosis was demonstrated in all 6 cases. Different mechanisms for the genesis of thrombosis in association with carotid-cavernous fistulas are proposed. Alternative therapy methods are discussed.
G Brismar; J Brismar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica: diagnosis     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0567-8056     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh)     Publication Date:  1976 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370367     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh)     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / complications,  radiography*
Carotid Artery Diseases* / radiography
Cavernous Sinus* / radiography
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis / etiology*
Middle Aged
Orbit / blood supply*
Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / etiology

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