Carotid-cavernous fistula

A carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is an anomalous-pathological arteriovenous communication that occurs between the carotid artery and the cavernous sinus. This study describes the case of a 23-year-old male patient who suffered a cranioencephalic trauma caused by an automobile accident. Because the...

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Main Authors: Elizabeth Ramírez Pérez, Adriana Abreu Leyva
Format: Article
Language:Spanish
Published: Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Las Tunas 2017-04-01
Series:Revista Electrónica Dr. Zoilo E. Marinello Vidaurreta
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Online Access:http://revzoilomarinello.sld.cu/index.php/zmv/article/view/1036
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Summary:A carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is an anomalous-pathological arteriovenous communication that occurs between the carotid artery and the cavernous sinus. This study describes the case of a 23-year-old male patient who suffered a cranioencephalic trauma caused by an automobile accident. Because the patient did not improve and other clinical manifestations appeared, he was referred to the hospital of Malange, Angola. A general physical and ocular examination, biochemical tests and a computed tomography of the orbit in axial plane were performed. It was discussed collectively with the neurosurgeon of the hospital and a carotid-cavernous fistula of the left eye caused by trauma was diagnosed. The case was referred to the "Josefina Machel" Hospital in Luanda to assess surgical treatment.
ISSN:1029-3027