Treatment of carotid-cavernous fistula by trans-venous anterior (trans-orbital) approach. Case report and review of previous report.

@article{Iaccarino1993TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of carotid-cavernous fistula by trans-venous anterior (trans-orbital) approach. Case report and review of previous report.},
  author={Vittorio Iaccarino and Renato Spaziante and Giulio Bonavolont{\`a} and Sossio Cirillo and Enrico de Divitiis},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical sciences},
  year={1993},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={103-12}
}
A case is reported of successful occlusion of a dural carotid-cavernous fistula (type D) by means of a transvenous anterior approach. Through the left angular vein, the distal superior ophthalmic vein (SOV) and the cavernous sinus were cannulated and three Gianturco coils were delivered close to the fistulous communications. Obliteration of the carotid-cavernous communication was achieved sparing the internal carotid artery and its branches. The major advantage of entering the sinus from the… CONTINUE READING