Spontaneous arteriovenous fistula of the orbit: case report.

  title={Spontaneous arteriovenous fistula of the orbit: case report.},
  author={Jun-ichiro Hamada and Motohiro Morioka and Yutaka Kai and Tomotaka Sakurama and Jun-ichi Kuratsu},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={55-7; discussion 57}
BACKGROUND A spontaneous arteriovenous fistula of the orbit is exceedingly rare. We report the first case of such condition treated with direct surgical exposure of the superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) followed by embolization. CASE DESCRIPTION A 55-year-old man presented with upper lid swelling, conjunctival chemosis, and proptosis of the right eye. Angiography revealed an intraorbital shunt supplied by the ophthalmic artery whose venous drainage curved anteriorly to the SOV. Because… CONTINUE READING
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