Timely Reversal of Profound Acute Vision Loss in a Case of Dural Carotid-Cavernous Fistula

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Identifier 20200308_nanos_posters_030
Title Timely Reversal of Profound Acute Vision Loss in a Case of Dural Carotid-Cavernous Fistula
Creator Edward F. Linton, John Bond, Louise Mawn
Subject Vascular disorders, Interventional neuroradiology
Description Dural carotid cavernous fistulae are abnormal connections between the carotid system and the cavernous sinus via small shunt vessels. Anterior drainage of blood shunted through the cavernous sinus into the orbital venous system accounts for the typical features of presentation. Vision loss has been reported by a variety of proposed mechanisms including elevated IOP, hypoxic venous stasis, retinal vessel occlusion, ischemic optic neuropathy, mechanical compression, and others. Many cases can be observed and spontaneous resolution is common, often preceded by partial thrombosis with transient worsening of symptoms. It is not clear whom it is safe to observe through this process. Treatment often restores vision unless the vision loss has occurred via glaucoma or an ischemic insult.
Relation is Part of NANOS Annual Meeting 2020: Poster Session I: Clinical Highlights
Contributor Primary Edward F. Linton
Contributor Secondary John Bond, Louise Mawn
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2020-03
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Source 2020 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management Copyright 2020. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
Holding Institution North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association. NANOS Executive Office 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6k69ss3
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2020-04-10
Date Modified 2020-05-01
ID 1539262
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k69ss3
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