• A middle-aged man with a cervical lymph node metastasis underwent nasopharyngeal biopsy in search of the primary tumor. Following biopsy his eye became swollen and painful with unilateral loss of vision. A carotid-cavernous fistula was demonstrated, as was deficient ossification at the base of the skull. The fistula was successfully treated with balloon embolization.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:412-414)
Feuerman TF, Hieshima GB, Bentson JR, Batzdorf U. Carotid-Cavernous Fistula Following Nasopharyngeal Biopsy. Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(6):412–414. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800320066015
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