Guidewire-induced carotid cavernous fistula

T. S. Kim, M. Ezura, A. Takahashi, S. Nishimura, T. Yoshimoto

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A rare case of carotid cavernous fistula occurring during endovascular embolization of the left carotid cave aneurysm in a 48-year-old female is reported. It was thought to be caused by the tear of a small branch derived from the intracavernous internal carotid artery while the guidewire was passing the sharp posterior bend of the intracavernous internal carotid artery. The left carotid cave aneurysm was completely occluded with five Guglielmi detachable coils assisted by neck plasty technique. It was decided to follow-up the carotid cavernous fistula since it was asymptomatic. Follow-up angiogram performed two weeks later revealed spontaneous obliteration of the carotid cavernous fistula.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Aneurysm
  • Carotid cavernous fistula
  • Embolization
  • Guidewire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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