Medical Definition of Carotid-cavernous sinus fistula

1. Aetiology: laceration of ICA within cavernous sinus; usually secondary to basal skull fractures or penetrating trauma, rupture of an intracavernous ICA aneurysm symptoms: chemosis, conjunctival oedema, bruit findings: focal or diffuse enlargement of cavernous sinus, edematous extraocular muscles, arterial enlargement (pulsating exophthalamus), dilation of superior ophthalmic, facial, and internal jugular veins, occasional sellar erosion/enlargement, enlargement of superior orbital fissure (chronic phase) (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carotid-cavernous Sinus Fistula

carotenogenesis
carotenogenic
carotenoic acid
carotenoid
carotenoids
carotenoprotein
carotenosis cutis
carotic
caroticoclinoid ligament
caroticotympanic
caroticotympanic arteries
caroticotympanic canaliculi
caroticotympanic nerve
carotid
carotid-cavernous fistula
carotid-cavernous sinus fistula (current term)
carotid-vertebral artery anastomoses
carotid arteries
carotid artery
carotid artery thrombosis
carotid body
carotid body cell
carotid body tumour
carotid bruit
carotid bulb
carotid canal
carotid doppler
carotid duct

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