Caroticocavernous fistula

Case contributed by Dr Vitalii Rogalskyi


Throbbing feeling in right eyeball after beating for several months.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

CT angiography

Dilatation of right superior ophthalmic vein and engorgement of the right cavernous sinus. The appearance is consistent with caroticocavernous fistula

Annotated image

Annotated images

Dilatated right superior ophthalmic vein which extends from enlarged cavernous sinus.

Case Discussion

Caroticocavernous fistula represents abnormal communication between the carotid circulation and the cavernous sinus.

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Case information

rID: 29565
Published: 28th Jan 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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