Carotid cavernous fistulae (CCF) are abnormal communication between cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery and cavernous sinus. These entities are usually encountered in 0.2-0.8% of patients with traumatic skull base fractures. Traumatic cerebral aneurysms are rare and account for less than 1% of intracranial aneurysms. CCF due to ruptured intradural traumatic aneurysm is very rare and difficult to treat by surgical methods. We present one such case of a 40-year-old man with post-traumatic CCF due to a ruptured intradural aneurysm successfully treated with endovascular embolization.
Jun Kyeung Ko, Sang Weon Lee, Tae Hong Lee and Chang Hwa Choi (2017) Traumatic Carotid Cavernous Fistula with a Connection between the Supraclinoid Internal Carotid Artery and Cavernous Sinus via a Pseudoaneurysm Presenting with Delayed Life-threatening Epistaxis. 4(2):43. doi: 10.2176/nmccrj.cr.2016-0137
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