Cavernous carotid injury during functional endoscopic sinus surgery: case presentations and guidelines for optimal management.

@article{Pepper2007CavernousCI,
  title={Cavernous carotid injury during functional endoscopic sinus surgery: case presentations and guidelines for optimal management.},
  author={Jon-Paul Pepper and Ashish K Wadhwa and Fong Tsai and Terry Y. Shibuya and Brian J. F. Wong},
  journal={American journal of rhinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={105-9}
}
BACKGROUND Surgery in the parasellar and paranasal regions is technically challenging because of the complex anatomic relationships between the sphenoid sinus, cavernous sinus, optic nerve, and internal carotid artery. Normal anatomic variations and pathological changes can lead to disastrous outcomes including carotid artery injury. METHODS We present two cases of carotid injury managed at our institution. The first case involves an elective endoscopic biopsy of a clival tumor encasing a… CONTINUE READING
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