Direct carotid-cavernous fistula presenting with minimal symptoms and rapid angiographic progression

Gregory W. Albert, Nader S. Dahdaleh, David M. Hasan

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Abstract

Most patients with direct carotid-cavernous fistulas (CCFs) present with dramatic symptoms including proptosis, chemosis, and diplopia. We report a patient with a direct/high-flow CCF whose only initial symptom was pulse-synchronous tinnitus. Following diagnostic angiography, she developed mild symptoms and dramatic angiographic changes over a period of 3 days. Complete occlusion of the CCF and resolution of her symptoms were achieved by performing a stent-assisted coil embolization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1187-1189
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2010

Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Carotid-cavernous fistula
  • Coil embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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