Intravascular use of isobutyl 2-cyanoacrylate: Part 2. Treatment of carotid-cavernous fistulas

D. Samson, M. Ditmore, C. W. Beyer

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Abstract

The intravascular use of the rapidly polymerizing acrylic compound isobutyl 2-cyanoacrylate in 4 patients with carotid-cavernous fistulas is described. The monomer was injected into the cavernous sinus at craniotomy after the intraoperative angiographic identification of the fistula site and the origin of its venous drainage. All patients had postoperative angiographic documentation of fistula closure and confirmed carotid artery patency. There was no operative mortality or permanent neurological morbidity. Two patients (50%) suffered transient dysfunction in the immediate postoperative period of one of the cranial nerves that transit the cavernous sinus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-55
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgery
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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