Delayed Presentation of a Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula in a Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury.
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.
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Dubov, W. E., & Bach, J. R. (1991). Delayed presentation of a carotid-cavernous sinus fistula in a patient with traumatic brain injury. American Journal Of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 70(4), 178-180.
Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty