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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society > Volume 14(4); 1985 > Article
Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1985;14(4): 773-777.
Treatment of Traumatic Carotid-cavernous Fistular using Debrun's Latex Detatchable Balloon.
Won Hyun Baik, Jae Soo Lee, Young Soo Ha, Joon Ki Kang, Jin Un Song, Hae Gyu Lee, Kyung Seob Shin, Young Whee Park
1Department of Neurosurgery, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Radiology, Catholic Medical College, Korea.
A case of traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula treated using Debrun's latex detatchable balloon catheter is reported. The patient was a 33-year-old man, who has complaints of proptosis and chemosis of left eye 2 months after motor vehicle accident. The cerebral angiography showed direct fistula between intracavernous portion of internal carotid artery and cavernous sinus as high flow-high pressure type. After complete radiologic and neurologic examination, the fistulous opening was successfully occluded by Debrun's latex detatchable balloon with transient ischemic attack, was resolved 2 hours after the procedure.
Key Words: Traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula; Detatchable balloon; Ischemia
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