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Describe the features of a carotid cavernous fistula.?
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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