Cranial Maxillofac Trauma Reconstruction 2017; 10(01): 66-72
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1582458
Case Report
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Carotid-Cavernous Fistula as a Complication of Panfacial Fracture: Case Report 11 Years after the Surgery

Sylvio Luiz Costa de Moraes1, 2, Alexandre Maurity de Paula Afonso3, Roberto Gomes dos Santos3, Ricardo Pereira Mattos3, Bruno Gomes Duarte3
  • 1Clinic for Reconstructive and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, São Francisco Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2Trauma Unit, Antonio Pedro University Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 3Clinic for Reconstructive and Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, São Francisco Hospital, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Publication History

20 May 2015

22 November 2015

Publication Date:
24 May 2016 (eFirst)

Abstract

The carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) is a rare complication in patients victimized by craniofacial trauma. It involves multidisciplinary medical action. Owing to its potential complications, it is essential that maxillofacial surgery and neurosurgery specialists diagnose this condition so that appropriate treatment can be performed. The authors present a report of a case 11 years after the surgery.