Embolization techniques in the treatment of vascular lesions involving the cavernous sinus

  • G. M. Debrun


It is interesting to see that the treatment alternatives that we offer to patients suffering from carotid cavernous fistula or cavernous aneurysm greatly depend on our background. The neurosurgeon who has great experience in the surgical approach of the cavernous sinus will offer surgical techniques. The neuroradiologist who has experience with superselective catheterization of cerebral vessels will offer endovascular techniques with balloon catheter. From which technique does the patient benefit the most? Rather than considering that these two different therapeutic approaches are in conflict with each other, it is probably more positive to consider which is most appropriate to use in each particular case, to compare the overall results of each. In fact, it should be a team effort between neurosurgeon and neuroradiologist, and it is already proven that a certain number of these cases can be treated by association of surgical exposure and embolization techniques.


Internal Carotid Artery Internal Carotid Cavernous Sinus Inferior Petrosal Sinus Subdural Empyema 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Debrun
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  1. 1.Interventional NeuroradiologyThe Johns Hopkins Medical InstitutionsBaltimoreUSA

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