A complex cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistula secondary to covered stent placement for a traumatic carotid artery-cavernous sinus fistula: case report

J Neurosurg. 2008 Mar;108(3):588-90. doi: 10.3171/JNS/2008/108/3/0588.


Authors present the case of a patient with a direct carotid artery-cavernous sinus fistula caused by head trauma in whom a self-expanding covered stent was successfully used to obliterate the fistula. However, at the 9-month follow-up an angiogram revealed a complex caroticocavernous fistula that was completely obliterated with Onyx 18 transarterially.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Fistula / etiology
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / surgery*
  • Balloon Occlusion / adverse effects
  • Balloon Occlusion / instrumentation*
  • Brain Injuries / complications
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / etiology
  • Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery*
  • Cavernous Sinus*
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / diagnosis
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / etiology*
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents / adverse effects*