Carotid Cavernous Fistula Treatment Options
Carotid cavernous fistula treatments vary depending on the type of CCF. Surgical treatment depends on the type of CCF.
Treatment options may include:
Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the threading of a small catheter or tube through a blood vessel in the groin, which is then navigated to blood vessels in the brain to create an emboli or block blood flow.
During embolization, small coils or detachable silicon balloons are guided through the arteries to stop the abnormal blood flow to the CCF.
Gamma Knife® radiosurgery
Gamma Knife radiosurgery is a painless treatment that uses hundreds of highly focused radiation beams to target tumors and lesions within the brain, with no surgical incision.
As the nation's leading provider of Gamma Knife procedures, UPMC has treated more than 12,000 patients with tumors, vascular malformations, pain, and other functional problems.