¨Ï The Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
Transvenous Embolization of Dural Carotid Cavernous Fistula through the Supraorbital Vein
Woong Han, Jae Hoon Kim, Hee In Kang, Deok Ryeong Kim, Byung Gwan Moon, Joo Seung Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Eulji University Eulji Hospital, Seoul, Korea
We describe a case of transvenous embolization through the dilated supraorbital
vein to treat a dural carotid cavernous fistula. The approach
through the common facial vein or direct access of the superior ophthalmic
vein is a commonly used route to the superior ophthalmic vein
when the approach via the inferior petrosal sinus is unavailable. In rare
cases, the dilated supraorbital vein provides an alternative route and we
discuss the technical details.
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