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An uncommon cause of epistaxis: cartoid cavernous fistula.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17452688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report on an uncommon cause of epistaxis presenting to the emergency room. Epistaxis is not an uncommon presentation to emergency rooms across the world. The majority are easily controlled and have low mortality. We present a case of a carotid-cavernous fistula presenting with massive epistaxis culmination in cardiovascular collapse and death. Awareness of this entity will reduce the frequency of this condition resulting in major morbidity and mortality.
Authors:
Panupong Jiamsripong; Martina Mookadam; Farouk Mookadam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-24     Completed Date:  2007-06-05     Revised Date:  2010-09-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e28     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Carotid Artery Thrombosis / complications,  diagnosis
Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula / complications*,  diagnosis
Diplopia / etiology
Epistaxis / etiology*
Fatal Outcome
Headache / etiology
Humans
Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery / complications,  diagnosis
Male
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