Traumatic ophthalmic fistula simulating carotid-cavernous fistula.


In a patient with a penetrating lesion of the right orbit with proptosis and a bruit in this region, carotid angiography revealed an ophthalmic fistula between the ophthalmic artery and the superior ophthalmic vein. Three days after admission, the symptoms disappeared, and repeat angiography showed the spontaneous thrombosis of the fistula.

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@article{Freitas1983TraumaticOF, title={Traumatic ophthalmic fistula simulating carotid-cavernous fistula.}, author={Marta Alves Freitas and Carlos Alberto C Abreu Filho and Rafaela Araujo Lima and Elisabetta Marchiori}, journal={Neurosurgery}, year={1983}, volume={12 1}, pages={102-4} }