Traumatic carotid artery-cavernous sinus fistula treated with a covered stent

Anoop Madan, Asim Mujic, Katie Daniels, Andrew Hunn, John Liddell, Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld

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The authors describe the cases of two patients with unilateral traumatic caroticocavernous fistulas in whom a self-expanding covered stent was successfully used to obliterate the fistula after failed occlusion with detachable balloons and coils. They discuss this option as a primary therapeutic modality in cases in which detachable balloons or coils, with or without a bare stent, have failed to obliterate the fistula. The placement of a covered stent to occlude the lesion from the outset may represent a new therapeutic approach to the treatment of these lesions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-973
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


  • Carotid artery-cavernous sinus fistula
  • Covered stent
  • Embolization
  • Internal carotid artery

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