External carotid artery fistula due to microcompression of the gasserian ganglion for relief of trigeminal neuralgia. Case report.

@article{Revuelta1993ExternalCA,
  title={External carotid artery fistula due to microcompression of the gasserian ganglion for relief of trigeminal neuralgia. Case report.},
  author={Rogelio Revuelta and Edgar Nathal and Javier Balderrama and Angelica Maria Tello and Marco Antonio Zenteno},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={
          499-500
        }
}
Vascular complications after percutaneous injection procedures for relief of trigeminal neuralgia are varied, ranging from puncture of arterial or venous structures to carotid-cavernous fistulas. The authors present a patient in whom an external carotid artery fistula occurred after a microcompression procedure for the treatment of a left-sided trigeminal neuralgia. This is believed to be the first case of this complication secondary to a percutaneous injection procedure for relief of facial… CONTINUE READING
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