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, cilt.46, sa.12, ss.1012-1015, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00234-004-1244-9
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.