Embolization. Many c-c fistulas are treated with embolization.
CAROTIDSINUS FISTULA. The only treatment consists of a very complicated neurosurgical procedure that is beyond the scope of this site.
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.
High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose carotid cavernous fistula and follow it after treatment.?
Angiography. Cerebral angiography best for diagnosis. Can also see on cta. Can follow with mra or angiography.
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.
No. A cavernous carotid fistula is an abnormal connection between a large artery and a vein at the base of the skull behind the eye. This is treated by neurosurgeons and neurointerventional radiologists. I do not see how alternative medicine can treat this condition. You need to see a neurosurgeon immediately for recommendations.
No. Natural treatments are good but won't work for c-c 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.
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.
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.
Most are. Treated by neurointerventional radiologists. See snisonline. Org.
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.
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.
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.