Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Superficial Temporal Artery: A New Case Report

  • Abdelmoughit Echchaoui
Keywords: Carotid Artery Injuries, Temporal Arteries, Blunt Trauma, Margins of Excision

Abstract

Introduction: A pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery (STA) is a rare clinical entity and potentially cause of pulsatile mass in forehead or scalp following blunt trauma, the diagnosis can primarily made by the history of head trauma, physical examination and confirmed by imaging studies. Surgical excision after ligature of both ends of STA seem to be highly effective and yields excellent results.
Case Presentation: We report a new case of a 25 years old male, presented with pseudoaneurysm arising from his right side of the forehead, which was removed surgically without recurrence at ten months of follow-up.
Conclusions: This infrequent condition requires our attention in order to reach an early diagnosis for prompt surgical intervention.

Published
2017-02-09
Section
Case Report