The Emergency Coil Embolization of Iatrogenic Injury to Carotid with Supraclinoid Pseudoaneurysm and Carotid Cavernous Fistula: A Case Report

*Corresponding author: Shivaji Pole, Jyoti Taneja* and Ishtiyaque Ansari

Abstract

Carotid cavernous fistulae (CCF) are unique communication between the cavernous segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the cavernous sinus. CCF are rare and result from traumatic skull base fractures (0.2-0.8%). CCF resulting from iatrogenic intradural traumatic aneurysms are not common, and they are hard to treat using a surgical approach. This report presents the case of a female patient with iatrogenic CCF, which resulted from proximal ICA injury. The CCF was successfully treated using the endovascular coil embolization. The patient has reported improvement in her vision, one-year follow-up routine has indicated
no recurrence with this technique.
Keywords
Coil embolization; Traumatic cerebral pseudoaneurysm; Carotid cavernous-fistula.