Carotid-cavernous fistula following nasopharyngeal biopsy.

@article{Feuerman1984CarotidcavernousFF,
  title={Carotid-cavernous fistula following nasopharyngeal biopsy.},
  author={Tony Feuerman and Grant B. Hieshima and John R Bentson and Ulrich Batzdorf},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  year={1984},
  volume={110 6},
  pages={412-4}
}
A middle-aged man with a cervical lymph node metastasis underwent nasopharyngeal biopsy in search of the primary tumor. Following biopsy his eye became swollen and painful with unilateral loss of vision. A carotid-cavernous fistula was demonstrated, as was deficient ossification at the base of the skull. The fistula was successfully treated with balloon… CONTINUE READING