Bilateral persistent trigeminal arteries with unilateral trigeminal artery to cavernous sinus fistula. A case report.

Abstract

A 59-year-old man who denied a history of trauma presented with left pulsatile tinnitus and left orbital swelling for six months. Digital subtraction angiography showed a left persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) with a trigeminal artery to cavernous sinus (trigeminal-cavernous sinus) fistula and a right PTA. Transarterial detachable coil embolization of the left trigeminal-cavernous sinus fistula was performed, and the symptoms subsided. There has been no report of bilateral PTAs with a spontaneous fistula connected from one PTA to the ipsilateral cavernous sinus. This paper reports such a rare circumstance.

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@article{Chen2013BilateralPT, title={Bilateral persistent trigeminal arteries with unilateral trigeminal artery to cavernous sinus fistula. A case report.}, author={David Yen-Ting Chen and Chi-Jen Chen and Jiann-Jy Chen and Y C Tseng and Hui-Ling Hsu and Jan-Wen Ku}, journal={Interventional neuroradiology : journal of peritherapeutic neuroradiology, surgical procedures and related neurosciences}, year={2013}, volume={19 3}, pages={339-43} }