Bilateral persistent trigeminal arteries with unilateral trigeminal artery to cavernous sinus fistula: A case report

David Yen Ting Chen, Chi-Jen Chen, Jiann Jy Chen, Ying-Chi Tseng, Hui Ling Hsu, Jan Wen Ku

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Abstract

A 59-year-old man who denied a history of trauma presented with left pulsatile tinnitus and left orbital swelling for six months. Digital subtraction angiography showed a left persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) with a trigeminal artery to cavernous sinus (trigeminal-cavernous sinus) fistula and a right PTA. Transarterial detachable coil embolization of the left trigeminal-cavernous sinus fistula was performed, and the symptoms subsided. There has been no report of bilateral PTAs with a spontaneous fistula connected from one PTA to the ipsilateral cavernous sinus. This paper reports such a rare circumstance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-343
Number of pages5
JournalInterventional Neuroradiology
Volume19
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Carotid cavernous fistula
  • Persistent trigeminal artery
  • Trigeminal cavernous fistula

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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