Embolization of palpebral and orbito-frontal fistulas: technical and anatomical considerations in treating high-flow superficial skin lesions with liquid embolics.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The treatment of palpebral and periorbital fistulas may be challenging due to the presence of multiple anastomosis with eloquent ophthalmic and intracranial vascular territories. Moreover, cosmetic and functional characteristics of this area pose unique challenges to open surgical approaches and endovascular therapy. We review the advantages and disadvantages of different liquid embolics in treating palpebral and periorbital fistulas as we describe three successfully treated cases. Moreover, we describe important anatomical landmarks that should be considered at the time of treatment of these lesions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Samaniego, EA; Fisher, M; Hasan, D; Guerrero, WR; Fifi, JT; Bottani, L; Ortega-Gutierrez, S

Published Date

  • March 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 240 - 244

PubMed ID

  • 29021310

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1759-8486

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/neurintsurg-2017-013239


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England