Turkish Neurosurgery 2013 , Vol 23 , Num 4
Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Superficial Temporal Artery: A Case Report
Mostafa HOSSEINI1, Shahnaz MIRI2
1Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Surgery, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
2Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Neurology, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.5243-11.0 Pseudoaneurysms of superficial temporal artery are very rare and commonly occur as a result of blunt trauma. There are several methods for the diagnosis, but the diagnosis can be accurately made only from a history and physical examination. A 27-year-old man presented with a painless pulsatile mass over his right temporal region after a blunt head trauma. The diagnosis was suspected to be superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm. The patient underwent surgical exploration and the mass was resected. Histopathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm. Superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm can be easily diagnosed through an accurate history and physical examination alone. Diagnostic methods can be used in complicated cases. Keywords : Trauma, Temporal artery, Pseudoaneurysm
Corresponding author : Mostafa Hosseını, md_mostafa_h@yahoo.com