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Carotid-cavernous sinus fistula: delayed diagnosis following road traffic accident.

Skipworth, J; Beary, K; Gibbons, C; (2007) Carotid-cavernous sinus fistula: delayed diagnosis following road traffic accident. Ann R Coll Surg Engl , 89 (8) W9 - 11. 10.1308/147870807X238249.

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Abstract

We present the case of a patient who sustained a blunt head injury resulting in a delayed diagnosis of a carotid-cavernous sinus fistula. Although rare in occurrence, a high index of suspicion is paramount with a history of head injury and developing signs in the eyes and face. Prompt referral to senior ophthalmic and neurosurgical teams is indicated to prevent the possibility of permanent visual loss with this condition.

Type:Article
Title:Carotid-cavernous sinus fistula: delayed diagnosis following road traffic accident.
Location:England
DOI:10.1308/147870807X238249
Language:English
Additional information:PMCID: PMC2173166
Keywords:Accidents, Traffic, Carotid-Cavernous Sinus Fistula, Craniocerebral Trauma, Diagnostic Errors, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Referral and Consultation
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Surgery and Interventional Science (Division of)

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