An Official publication of The Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AsianCNS)

Search Article
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Advertise Subscribe Contacts Login  Facebook Tweeter
  Users Online: 1770 Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size  
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48

Transvenous embolization in spontaneous direct carotid-cavernous fistula in childhood

1 Consultant in Neurosurgery, Angeles University Foundation Medical Center, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Fujita Health University Hospital, Endovascular Section, Toyoake, AICHI, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Glenna B Mercado
Consultant in Neurosurgery, Angeles University Foundation Medical Center, Angeles City, Pampanga
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.85637

Rights and Permissions

Carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) is an abnormal arteriovenous communication in the cavernous sinus. Direct CCF results from a tear in the intracavernous carotid artery. Typically, it has a high flow and usually presents with oculo-orbital venous congestive features such as exophthalmos, chemosis, and sometimes oculomotor or abducens cranial nerve palsy. Indirect CCF generally occurs spontaneously with subtle signs. We report a rare case of spontaneous direct CCF in childhood who did not have the usual history of craniofacial trauma or connective tissue disorder but presented with progressive chemosis and exophthalmos of the right eye. This report aims also to describe the safety and success of transvenous embolization with coils of the superior ophthalmic vein and cavernous sinus through the inferior petrosal sinus.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded410    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 4    

Recommend this journal