Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula

Identifier 19840119_nanos_varsubjectssympos_04
Title Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula
Creator Craig H. Smith MD, Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill
Subject Carotid Cavernous Sinus Fistula; Resistant Venous Channels; Post Traumatic Fistulae' Spontaneous Fistulae
Description The first true pathological nature of an arteriovenous fistula was recognized by William Hunter in 1757. His observation of fistula development when both an artery and vein are simultaneously damaged provided the basis for our present day understanding of A-V fistulas. The abnormal communication between the artery and vein expands as more blood is diverted through less resistant venous channels. Cavernous sinus fistula are probably pathologically different from those arising elsewhere. The cavernous sinus is the only site within the body where a major artery passes through a venous structure. The incidence of C-C fistulas is difficult to establish; primarily because most of them go either unrecognized or are asymptomatic and resolve spontaneously. The two types of c-c fistula behave quite differently in their clinical presentation.
Relation is Part of NANOS 1984: MRI Symposium
Contributor Primary Savino, Peter J
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1984-01-19
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Format Creation application/pdf
Source 1984 North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Annual Meeting
Rights Management North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Association (NANOS), Copyright 1984. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit
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, NANOS Annual Meeting,
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6sb7cf4
Setname ehsl_novel_nam
Date Created 2014-03-21
Date Modified 2014-03-24
ID 183653
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