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Title: Traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula at the anterior ascending segment of the internal carotid artery in a pediatric patient
Authors: PAIVA, Wellingson SilvaANDRADE, Almir Ferreira deBEER-FURLAN, AndreNEVILLE, Iuri SantanaNOLETO, Gustavo S.BERNARDO, Luca SilveiraCALDAS, Jose GuilhermeTEIXEIRA, Manoel Jacobsen
Citation: CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, v.29, n.12, p.2287-2290, 2013
Abstract: Traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) in children is a rare condition. Early diagnosis and treatment is still a challenge, and it is associated with good neurological recovery. We present a rare case of a 10-year-old boy with mild head trauma, who developed a CCF at the anterior segment of the ascending internal carotid artery. The patient was treated with endovascular coil embolization and evolved with a favorable outcome. Most of reports in the literature address the traumatic CCF in adult patients, in which early treatment may prevent poor recovery or fatal outcomes. The diagnosis and management of this condition are discussed based on a literature review. It is important to keep a high degree of suspicion for CCF, especially in traumatic head injury associated with skull base fracture, since the early diagnosis and treatment may prevent potentially permanent neurological deficits.
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Instituto Central - HC/ICHC

Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - HC/InRad
Instituto de Radiologia - HC/InRad

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Instituto de Psiquiatria - HC/IPq

Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - LIM/26
LIM/26 - Laboratório de Pesquisa em Cirurgia Experimental

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