Aneurysm associated with caroticocavernous fistula

  • A. P. Karapurkar
  • R. Ramakantan
Conference paper


Of the 52 patients with caroticocavernous fistulae (CCF) seen in our department, 11 had an associated aneurysm of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Of these, 3 followed trauma, the other 8 were spontaneous in origin. One patient has an aneurysm on the trigeminal artery. Unless a balloon can be placed in the aneurysm, the ICA must be occluded to prevent rupture or rapid enlargement of the aneurysm after the CCF has been treated.

key words

Corticocavernous fistula Aneurysm Trauma 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Karapurkar
    • 1
  • R. Ramakantan
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Neurosurgery and RadiologySeth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. HospitalBombayIndia

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