Carotid Cavernous Fistulas

  • Pearse Morris


All durai arteriovenous malformations near the cavernous sinus are classified by some authors under the general category of carotid cavernous fistulas. Within this generalization, readers will sometimes be referred to the Barrow’ classification:
  • Type A—direct shunts from the internal carotid artery to the cavernous sinus.

  • Type B—fistulas between the meningeal branches of the internal carotid artery and the cavernous sinus.

  • Type C—durai shunts between the meningeal branches of the external carotid artery and the cavernous sinus.

  • Type D—fistulas between the meningeal branches of both the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery to the cavernous sinus.


Carotid Artery Internal Carotid Artery Inferior Petrosal Sinus Detachable Balloon Superior Ophthalmic Vein 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pearse Morris
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  1. 1.School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

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