Direct puncture of a prematurely detached balloon in the supraclinoid ICA via the optic canal during embolisation of a traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula

We report a patient with traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula associated with an isolated internal carotid artery in whom, after trans-arterial balloon embolisation, premature balloon detachment occurred with balloon migration to the supraclinoid carotid artery, leading to total occlusion of the blood flow. The carotid flow was eventually restored by direct… CONTINUE READING