Orbital color Doppler ultrasound as noninvasive tool in the diagnosis of anterior-draining carotid-cavernous fistula

Massimo Venturini, Giulia Cristel, Stefania Bianchi Marzoli, Franco Simionato, Giulia Agostini, Piero Barboni, Francesco de Cobelli, Andrea Falini, Francesco Bandello, Alessandro Del Maschio

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Abstract

Purpose: To investigate the role of orbital color Doppler ultrasound (OCDUS) in the diagnosis of carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) with anterior drainage and particularly whether a negative OCDUS could avoid an invasive diagnostic cerebral angiography (DSA). Materials and methods: Twenty-two consecutive patients with ophthalmic signs suspecting CCF were submitted to ophthalmologic examination, OCDUS and DSA. CCF diagnosis with OCDUS was based on the finding of a reversed, arterialized and low-resistive-index (RI

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalRadiologia Medica
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Dec 6 2015

Keywords

  • Carotid-cavernous sinus fistula
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Color Doppler ultrasonography
  • Eye diseases
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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