J Korean Neurosurg Soc.  1982 Sep;11(3):333-340.

The Delayed Epistaxis Complicated by Tramumatic Lesions of Cavernous Internal Carotid Artery(Report of 2 Cases)

  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Busan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.


A few delayed epistaxis was reported, and it is an unusual complication of closed head injury. We experienced 2 cases of delayed epistaxis and monoocular blindness by cavernous vascular lesions(traumatic aneurysm and C. C. F.). We confirmed the vascular lesions by carotid angiography and Brain C. T. They were treated by carotid ligation and carotid ligation with embolization, and we mer with good results. We present 2 cases of the delayed epistaxis complicated by traumatic lesions of cavernous internal carotid artery, and also the literatures were reviewed.


Closed head injury; Monoocular blindness; Delayed epistaxis; Traumatic aneurysm; C. C. F.; Carotid ligation
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