Revista Cubana de Medicina
On-line version ISSN 1561-302X
It is stated that arteriovenous fistulae between external carotid artery and jugular vein are uncommon. A case characterized by a traumatic communication between external carotid and jugular vein was presented in which such communication closed spontaneously after two years. It was proved that a waiting behaviour may be an alternative for endovascular treatment in some patients affected by this type of fistula.
Keywords : JUGULAR VEINS [injuries]; CAROTID ARTERY EXTERNAL [injuries]; ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULA [etiology]; ACCIDENTS, TRAFFIC; ACCIDENTAL FALLS.