Title

Delayed Presentation of a Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula in a Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury.

Publication/Presentation Date

8-1-1991

Abstract

Carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas are rare complications of traumatic brain injury, facial trauma and postorthognathic surgery. A high level of clinical suspicion is necessary, particularly for patients who are unable to communicate, to establish the diagnosis. A case of delayed presentation of a carotid-cavernous sinus fistula after traumatic brain injury is presented. This case illustrates that early recognition of this disorder is crucial to prevent significant morbidity.

Volume

70

Issue

4

First Page

178

Last Page

180

ISSN

0894-9115

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

1878174

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article