Spontaneous dural cavernous fistula in infancy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cavernous Sinus
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations

abstract

  • A 4-month-old boy presented with the sudden onset of proptosis and dilated episcleral veins. CT revealed an enlarged superior ophthalmic vein and diffusely thickened extraocular muscles. MRI and angiography confirmed a dural middle meningeal--cavernous sinus fistula. Embolization was performed leading to successful resolution of the patient's signs and symptoms. Spontaneous atraumatic arteriovenous cavernous fistulae in infancy are extremely rare, but should be included in the differential diagnosis of infants with orbital congestion. Appropriate treatment leads to prevention of amblyopia, glaucoma, and anisometropia.

publication date

  • March 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/IOP.0b013e3181b8e042

PubMed ID

  • 20305513

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 118

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 26

number

  • 2