Aneurysm associated with caroticocavernous fistula
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 wordsCorticocavernous fistula Aneurysm Trauma
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