Transvenous injection of onyx for casting of the cavernous sinus for the treatment of a carotid-cavernous fistula

Arat A., Cekirge S., Saatci I., Ozgen B.

NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.46, no.12, pp.1012-1015, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00234-004-1244-9
  • Journal Name: NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1012-1015


A complex case of carotid-cavernous fistula was treated transvenously by injection of ethyl vinyl alcohol co-polymer into the cavernous sinus after an unsuccessful embolization attempt with detachable coils and liquid adhesive agents. There were no complications. At 3 months the patient's symptoms had resolved completely, and a control angiogram revealed persistent occlusion. The physical properties of ethyl vinyl alcohol polymer justify further investigation of this agent for the treatment of carotid-cavernous fistula.