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Spontaneous dural cavernous fistula in infancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20305513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 4-month-old boy presented with the sudden onset of proptosis and dilated episcleral veins. CT revealed an enlarged superior ophthalmic vein and diffusely thickened extraocular muscles. MRI and angiography confirmed a dural middle meningeal--cavernous sinus fistula. Embolization was performed leading to successful resolution of the patient's signs and symptoms. Spontaneous atraumatic arteriovenous cavernous fistulae in infancy are extremely rare, but should be included in the differential diagnosis of infants with orbital congestion. Appropriate treatment leads to prevention of amblyopia, glaucoma, and anisometropia.
Paul B Johnson; Gary J Lelli; Azita Khorsandi; David A Dellarocca
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1537-2677     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-22     Completed Date:  2010-06-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8508431     Medline TA:  Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  118-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cavernous Sinus / pathology*
Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / diagnosis*,  therapy
Embolization, Therapeutic
Enbucrilate / administration & dosage
Intraocular Pressure
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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