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Transvenous treatment of spontaneous dural carotid-cavernous fistulas using a combination of detachable coils and Onyx.

Author(s): Suzuki S, Lee DW, Jahan R, Duckwiler GR, Vinuela F

Affiliation(s): Division of Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Radiological Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, University of California-Los Angeles, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.

Publication date & source: 2006-06, AJNR Am J Neuroradiol., 27(6):1346-9.

Publication type: Case Reports

Three patients with spontaneous dural carotid-cavernous fistulas were treated by using a combination of detachable coils and Onyx liquid embolic agent. Cavernous sinus was accessed via the superior ophthalmic vein or inferior petrous sinus approach. In all cases, a complete angiographic closure of the fistulas was achieved with full recovery from neuro-ophthalmologic symptoms. This report suggests that the controlled and excellent penetration of Onyx is superb for blocking the intricate communication of dural carotid-cavernous fistulas.

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