Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2012; 09(01): 56-58
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnt.2012.04.008
Case report
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Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery: A case report and review of literature

Vimal Sardana
,
I. Vijay Sundar
,
Manish Jaiswal
,
Pankaj Gupta
,
Sanjeev Chopra

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Publication History

10 February 2012

14 April 2012

Publication Date:
05 April 2017 (online)

Abstract

Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery is a very rare lesion and usually presents as a painless pulsatile mass in the temporal region a few weeks after trauma. Though first described by Bartholin in 1740, the infrequent incidence and sometimes perplexing presentation still warrants the need for awareness of its presentation and diagnosis. We report a case of traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery that presented a few weeks after blunt trauma to the head. We also review the anatomical peculiarities and pathophysiology that facilitates pseudoaneurysm formation and the optimal approach to diagnosis and management of the lesion.