Caroticocavernous fistula

Case contributed by Dr Bishika Pun

Presentation

Blurring of vision and chemosis in left eye.

Patient Data

Age: 42
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

There is dilatation and enhancement of the left superior ophthalmic vein as well as sphenoparietal sinus. There is also enhancement of the left cavernous sinus in this arterial phase scan in keeping with caroticocavernous fistula. No proptosis is evident. 

Case Discussion

Caroticocavernous fistulas (CCF) represent abnormal communication between the carotid circulation and the cavernous sinus. They can be classified as direct or indirect which are separate conditions with different aetiologies. Clinical presentations:

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 39028
Case created: 17th Aug 2015
Last edited: 11th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.