J NeuroIntervent Surg 4:e1 doi:10.1136/neurintsurg-2011-010000
  • Case report

Treatment of a traumatic carotid–cavernous fistula by the sole use of a flow diverting stent

  1. Jason Wenderoth1
  1. 1INR, Prince Of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
  3. 3Department of Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr M Nadarajah, INR, Prince Of Wales Hospital, c/o Medical Imaging Department, Level 0, Campus Centre, Randwick Hospitals Campus, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia; n4das{at}
  1. Contributors MN: guarantor, literature search, performed procedure, drafting, literature search. MP, BB, VN: analysis, critical revisions, final approval. JW: performed procedure, critical revisions, final approval. TT: data search and image extraction.

  • Received 10 February 2011
  • Revised 14 March 2011
  • Accepted 14 April 2011
  • Published Online First 30 June 2011


Direct caroticocavernous fistula (CCF) has traditionally been treated by detachable balloon placement within the affected cavernous sinus. We describe a case of a direct CCF treated solely with flow-diverting stents. These novel devices may offer a simpler and potentially safer vessel-sparing option in this rare condition.


  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it was published Online First. The section head has been amended to Head and neck.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient Consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.


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