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What is a carotid cavernous fistula?

What is a carotid cavernous fistula?

Link artery to vein: The carotid artery, the main supply to the head, can establish a direct connection to the veins in the cavernous sinus lead to pronounced elevation of pressure in the veins which will dilate throughout the front of the head and can lead to a deadly leak. If you suspect this you need to see your doctor immediately (or an er) to get treatment. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


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Describe the features of a carotid cavernous fistula.?

Describe the features of a carotid cavernous fistula.?

Eyes and brain: Carotid cavernous fistula is usually a condition of trauma where the carotid artery becomes slightly torn in the cavernous sinus and allows arterial flow to occur into the veins of the cavernous sinus creating a high flow state to an area that normally handles low venous pressure. These require treatment and often are seen with bulging eyes and bruits in the eyes. ...Read more

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What are the tip-offs that you might have carotid cavernous fistula?

CC Fistula: Ccf classically produces "pulsatile exophthalmos" which mean the eye bulges out and exhibits a pulsatile pattern. The affected eye is usually reddened and there may be visual difficulties as well as headache. ...Read more

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What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid carotid cavernous fistula?

Protect your head: A carotid cavernous fistula is an abnormal connection between the carotid artery (or one of its branches) and the venous system of the cavernous sinus draining the skull. It may form spontaneously or following trauma to the head. Wearing a helmet to prevent head trauma is a good way to avoid a carotid cavernous sinus fistulas. It is hard to prevent/avoid a spontaneous fistulas. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors treat a carotid cavernous fistula?

Neurosurgeon: This is a direct connection between the carotid artery and the low pressure venous system in the cavernous sinus. It can cause significant dysfunction of cranial nerves, cause swelling of veins in the upper face and eye surface, and is in fact very dangerous and requires immediate attention from a neurosurgeon to prevent permanent damage or even death. ...Read more

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I need a straight answer. What is carotid cavernous fistula?

Abnormal connection: This is an abnormal connection within the skull between the internal carotid artery, a branch supplying the brain, and the surrounding veins. It can cause pain, eye bulging and visual loss if not treated. This should be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for carotid cavernous fistula?

Special: Catheters, stents, coils, and glue can be used to close the fistula. See your neurosurgeon or they may refer you to a neurointerventional radiologist ...Read more

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My father has carotid cavernous fistula. What does this mean?

Fistula: Is an abnormal connection between an artery and vein. C-c fistula is flow from artery directly into a venous structure called the cavernous sinus. This is often treated with embolization. ...Read more

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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on carotid cavernous fistula?

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on carotid cavernous fistula?

No: No no no no. Carotid cavernous fistula is a very serious condition that can not be treated with anything other than traditional western techniques. ...Read more

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Had MRA. Results unremarkable except "filling defect" or "blip" in carotid. Told not to worry. Fistula rare. How should I interpret this?

Had MRA. Results unremarkable except "filling defect" or "blip" in carotid. Told not to worry. Fistula rare. How should I interpret this?

Interpret: You shouldn't interpret it at all. Ask the doc that ordered it for the interpretation. Without seeing it, none of us can give a high probability interpretation ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed betanovate cream on my piles (fistula and freasure); Is this drug safe?

My doctor prescribed betanovate cream on my piles (fistula and freasure); Is this drug safe?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems
there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.

Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well

it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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Are there medicines for anal fistulas, or is surgery the only option?

Are there medicines for anal fistulas, or is surgery the only option?

NO: There is no known medical treatment for anal fistulas. This should be treated by a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anal fistula wihout surgery and medicine, naturally cure treatment?

There is: No natural cure for a fistula. Period. Sorry, but surgery is the best way to resolve a fistula. ...Read more

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Medicine for fistula bleeding in ano?

Medicine for fistula bleeding in ano?

BLEEDING fistula: Anal fistula needs operation to correct it and stop bleeding. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm suffering from fistula since 4 years, just pus and wetting, no pain, suggest me homeo medicine?

No homeopathic: That I know works if it is a true fistula. Only definitive treatment is fistula surgery of several types. Be sure you see an experienced colon and rectal surgeon for what can turn into a disaster if performed by an inexperienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Could some one tell me what flow void in cavernous carotid artery means please?

Could some one tell me what flow void in cavernous carotid artery means please?

These are: Terms used to describe MRI findings. It is normal to have flow void in the carotid arteries. The cavernous sinus is an area where draining veins converge. The carotid artery runs through the cavernous sinus. ...Read more

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What cavernous carotid artery flow void on my MRI mean?

What cavernous carotid artery flow void on my MRI mean?

Need CT angiogram: Flow void on MRI means that in flow is not seen with MRI technique
this could be artefact. Ct angiogram or angiogram can help to make sure that artery is ok. ...Read more

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Can statin drugs reduce need for carotid artery surgery?

Can statin drugs reduce need for carotid artery surgery?

Rumors exist: There is definitely evidence that the use of statins reduces the incidence of strokes and heart attacks. There have been isolated reports of carotid plaque (narrowing) shrinking with the use of statins but this has not been found true for everybody. Most people agree that statins work by "stabilizing" the plaque and preventing it from rupturing and causing a stroke. This is a hotly debated topic. ...Read more

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MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side there's robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side there's robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint.
Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?

Are there any alternative drug treatments to Plavix (clopidogrel) for stroke from both Carotid Artery50%Blockages which don't cause adverse effects of GI Bleeding?

Not really: All medications used after an ischemic stroke (cholesterol plaque rupture causing an interruption in blood flow) are treated with blood thinners. Some people are more sensitive to certain ones, so if you've had a GI bleed while on Plavix (clopidogrel), (clopidogrel) then talk to your neurologist. Plavix (clopidogrel) is usually the best, but start with aspirin 182 mg daily. If you still have strokes, then Aggrenox is the next step up. ...Read more

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Ct scan for showed protuberant cavernous carotid artery. Blood in nasal drainage for months. Not a lot, but definitely present. What does this mean?

Ct scan for showed protuberant cavernous carotid artery. Blood in nasal drainage for months. Not a lot, but definitely present. What does this mean?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that these are related findings because your nose gets its blood supply from the other branch of the carotid artery. I am not sure what is meant by "protuberant" but if they mean it looks like aneurysmal, you should keep an eye on it and see a neurosurgeon that specializes in vascular disease. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed protuberant cavernous carotid artery covered by bone. What does this mean? Should I be worried? Nasal/ear issues and blood in snot.

Ct scan showed protuberant cavernous carotid artery covered by bone. What does this mean? Should I be worried? Nasal/ear issues and blood in snot.

Unlikely: It is unlikely that these are related findings because your nose gets its blood supply from the other branch of the carotid artery. I am not sure what is meant by "protuberant" but if they mean it looks like aneurysmal, you should keep an eye on it and see a neurosurgeon that specializes in vascular disease. ...Read more