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September 1984

Carotid Cavernous Fistula Following Fogarty Catheter Thrombectomy

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Surgery (Drs Kakkasseril, Arbaugh, and Cranley) and Radiology (Dr Tomsick), Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (Dr Tomsick).

Arch Surg. 1984;119(9):1095-1096. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1984.01390210085018

• A patient had carotid cavernous fistula following Fogarty catheter thrombectomy. The patient was successfully treated by percutaneous detachable balloon closure of the fistula. Intraoperative angiography may be helpful in detecting unsuspected injuries of the intracranial carotid artery following thrombectomy.

(Arch Surg 1984;119:1095-1096)