Persistent primitive trigeminal artery-cavernous sinus fistulas: Report of two cases

G. Guglielmi, F. Vinuela, J. Dion, G. Duckwiler, G. Cantore, R. Delfini

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Two cases of persistent primitive trigeminal artery-cavernous fistulas are presented. In one case, the fistula was treated by using a two-balloon tandem technique. This method was accomplished by introducing, inflating, and detaching a silicone balloon into the trigeminal artery, thus preserving the carotid and basilar blood flow. An unusual case of a similar fistula with only contralateral exophthalmos is also reported. The relationship between this type of fistula and the presence of aneurysms on the persistent primitive trigeminal artery and the relationship with traumatic events are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-808
Number of pages4
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1990


  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Balloon embolization
  • Cavernous sinus fistula
  • Endovascular therapy
  • Primitive trigeminal artery
  • Trigeminal artery aneurysm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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