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October 1982

Planned Carotid Artery—Jugular Vein Fistula: 30-Year Follow-up and Surgical Correction

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Vascular Surgery (Dr Lozman) and Head and Neck Surgery (Dr Nussbaum), Department of Surgery, and the Department of Radiology (Dr Yang), Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

Arch Surg. 1982;117(10):1343-1345. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1982.01380340061014

• A patient had a common carotid artery—jugular vein fistula created 30 years previously for the treatment of mental retardation. During the years following this procedure, massive facial venous engorgement developed, and she had a stroke. Operative closure of the fistula successfully alleviated the facial swelling and venous engorgement.

(Arch Surg 1982;117:1343-1345)

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