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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Traumatic carotid cavernous fistula associated with a mandibular fracture
Author: Paza, AO
Farah, GJ
Passeri, LA
Abstract: Carotid cavernous sinus fistula is an abnormal vascular interconnection between a branch of the carotid artery and the cavernous sinus. This is an uncommon complication of craniofacial injuries, as it occurs in only 0.17-0.27% of cases, according to the literature. The differential diagnosis should include superior orbital fissure syndrome, orbital apex syndrome, orbital haematoma and cavernous sinus thrombosis. The case is reported of an 18-year-old white woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Clinical examination revealed only mandibular fractures, with the absence of skull-base, mid-face or any other fractures. Two days after the trauma, her condition deteriorated, and extraocular movements were totally absent. Magnetic resonance angiographic scanning was performed, and a carotid cavernous sinus fistula was found. This was treated by embolization resulting in restoration of eye movement and vision.
Country: Escócia
Editor: Churchill Livingstone
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ijom.2007.06.015
Date Issue: 2008
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