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

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

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

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 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

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

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