Treatment of carotid-cavernous fistulas by cavernous sinus occlusion

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✓ The author reports the occlusion of 33 carotid-cavernous fistulas in 31 patients using thrombogenic techniques. In one patient the carotid artery had been occluded previously, in one it was occluded deliberately, and with 31 fistulas it was preserved. There was no mortality and virtually no morbidity.

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