Turkish Neurosurgery 1994 , Vol 4 , Num 2
MICROSURGICAL REMOVAL OF A BALLOON EMBOLUS FROM THE MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY CAUSED DURING ENDOVASCULAR TREATMENT OF CAROTID-CAVERNOUS FISTULA: CASE REPORT
Kemal T. HEPG▄L, Ali T. CANBOLAT, M. Kemal HAMAMCIOđLU, O­uzhan ăOBAN, Kaan ERKAN
Department of Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology Ţstanbul Medical Faculty University of Ţstanbul Turkey A complication of treatment of a carotid-cavernous fistula by detachable balloon technique is presented. During occlusion of the fistula, a balloon moved distally and occluded the middle cerebral artery. The patient underwent microsurgical embolectomy of the balloon and simultaneous closure of the fistula by use of fibrin glue. The impact and management of this complication are discussed. Keywords : Carotid-cavernous fistula, detachable balloon catheter, microsurgical embolectomy
Corresponding author : Kemal T. HepgŘl