Covered stent implantation for the treatment of direct carotid-cavernous fistula and its mid-term follow-up

F. Briganti, F. Tortora, M. Marseglia, M. Napoli, L. Cirillo

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Abstract

Carotid-cavernous fistulas are abnormal arteriovenous communications either directly between the internal carotid artery and the cavernous sinus or between the dural branches of the internal and external carotid arteries. These fistulas predominantly present with ocular manifestations and they are treated mainly by endovascular techniques in most cases. A detailed review of the literature allowed us to make a complete analysis of the information available on the topic. We describe a case of a direct carotid-cavernous fistula occluded by endovascular implantation of a covered stent, showing the persistence of results after three years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-190
Number of pages6
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
Volume15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Covered stent
  • Internal carotid artery
  • Interventional radiology
  • Intracranial vasculature
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Traumatic carotid cavernous fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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