Carotid-cavernous fistula. Treatment with a balloon catheter

Rupp, N.; Piger, A.; Ultsch, B.

Rofo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 122(3): 215-217


ISSN/ISBN: 1438-9029
PMID: 124680
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1230058
Accession: 068521191

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A relatively simple method for the intra-vascular treatment of a carotid-cavernous fistula is described and illustrated in one case. It consists of proximal ligation of the internal carotid artery and occlusion of the carotid syphon with a balloon catheter above the fistula. In this way, the carotid segment with the fistula is isolated from the circulation and therefore undergoes thrombosis. Close co-operation between radiologist and surgeon is required.