Ocular pneumoplethysmography in carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas.
Pulsatile exophthalmos in association with carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas has been well defined anatomically, by angiography. This paper presents the physiological assessment of this entity, as measured with ocular pneumoplethysmography (OPG-Gee). The abnormal arteriovenous communication lowers resistance to arterial flow. This is characterized by a lowered ophthalmic systolic pressure and an increased ocular blood flow. The OPG readily documents the physiological result of therapeutic intervention.
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Gee, W., Morrow, R. A., Stephens, H. W., & Lin, F. Z. (1983). Ocular pneumoplethysmography in carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas. Journal of neurosurgery, 59(1), 40–45. https://doi.org/10.3171/jns.1983.59.1.0040
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery