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Case report

Endovascular coil occlusion of traumatic intradural aneurysm with presentation as carotid cavernous fistula.

Lakshmi S P KaranamAnand B AlurkarM NatarajanB Pugazhenthi
Departments of Interventional Radiology, Neurosurgery, and Radiology, KG Hospitals, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Date of Submission: 25-Aug-2013, Date of Acceptance: 18-Oct-2013, Date of Web Publication: 27-Feb-2014.
Corresponding Author:

Anand B. Alurkar

E-mail: anandalurkar@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:

Anand B. Alurkar

E-mail: anandalurkar@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.127961 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin


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.
Keywords: Carotid Cavernous Fistula, Endovascular Coiling, Intradural Aneurysm

Cited in 1 Document

  1. 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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