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Case Report


The treatment of symptomatic carotid-cavernous fistulas [CCF] has been historically treated in the developed world through the endovascular route. We report our first case of using a covered stent in a patient with spontaneous CCF. Method: Single patient with spontaneous indirect high flow CCF treated with a covered stent. We present retrospective analysis of technical success, initial and 6-month follow-up angiography and clinical outcome. Result: The stent was successfully navigated and deployed covering the CCF orifice. Immediate post stent deployment angiography showed marked reduction in flow and complete occlusion at 6-months. Clinically, patient showed near-complete recovery at 6 months. Conclusion: With proper neuroendovascular training and experience, use of a covered stent is cost effective and feasible for the treatment of CCFs in under developed countries.

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