Carotid cavernous fistula in a patient with coronary artery disease

Omer Ashraf, Syed Shahabuddin, Muhammad Ehsan Bari, Hasanat Sharif

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Carotid cavernous fistulas are abnormal communications between the carotid and cavernous vasculature, with potential for serious neurological and ocular sequelae. There is considerable literature on the neuro-radiological management of carotico-cavernous fistula depending upon their flow status. The coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for coronary artery disease (CAD) is a well established method of revascularization. However, the association of carotid cavernous fistula in presence of CAD is an infrequent occurrence. We present a case of coronary artery disease scheduled for bypass surgery, developed spontaneous bilateral carotid cavernous fistulas, highlighting a unique aspect of association between coronary and carotid disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-108
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011


  • Carotid cavernous fistula
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Headache
  • Proptosis
  • Spontaneous


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