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Unilateral exophthalmos caused by traumatic vertebral artery to vertebral and jugular vein fistula: problems in diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10616593     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Skull base venous fistulas are rare. A 15-year-old boy was stabbed in the left side of his neck, just below the mastoid process. Two years later, he presented with a protruded and pulsating left eye with red sclera. A soft murmur was audible all over his head and neck. Angiography revealed an arteriovenous fistula between the third portion of the vertebral artery (V3) and the vertebral venous plexus, as well as the ipsilateral jugular vein (VVJF). The fistula recruited several arterial feeders and rising the venous pressure along the outflow system of the skull base had led to unilateral exophthalmos.
A Amirjamshidi; M R Zafarghandy; K Edraki; K Abbassioun
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1999 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-24     Completed Date:  2000-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Sina Hospital, Tehran, Iran. AMIR@ISTN.IROST.COM
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / complications*,  radiography,  surgery
Exophthalmos / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Jugular Veins / injuries*,  surgery
Neck Injuries / complications
Vertebral Artery / injuries*,  surgery
Wounds, Stab / complications*

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