The benign course of carotid-cavernous fistula in a child Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Fetal Diseases
  • Intracranial Hemorrhages
  • Thrombocytopenia, Neonatal Alloimmune


  • Carotid-cavernous fistulas (CCF) are reported very rarely in childhood and their clinical course and prognosis are uncertain. We report a 9-year-old boy presented with left eye swelling, neck pain and headache. The MRI findings suggested a CCF with enlarged left superior ophthalmic vein. Ocular Doppler ultrasonography revealed enlarged left superior ophthalmic vein, and arterialization of Doppler wave form. The cerebral angiogram showed normal anatomy. Control Doppler examination findings supported the diagnosis of closure of fistula. The clinical and radiological findings of this unusual presentation are discussed.

publication date

  • August 29, 2001



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0720-048X(01)00290-X

PubMed ID

  • 11522413

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 77

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