J Neurol Surg A Cent Eur Neurosurg 2021; 82(03): 285-288
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1712502
Case Report

Dissecting Aneurysm of the Anterior Temporal Artery: A Rare Case Report and Literature Review

Kun Hou*
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Jilin University First Hospital, Changchun, China
,
Yunbao Guo*
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Jilin University First Hospital, Changchun, China
,
Hao Chen
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Jilin University First Hospital, Changchun, China
,
Jinlu Yu
1   Department of Neurosurgery, Jilin University First Hospital, Changchun, China
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Funding This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.

Abstract

Dissecting aneurysm located at the trunk of the anterior temporal artery (ATA) is an extremely rare entity of which only a few cases have ever been reported. As a result of the small caliber and supposed non-competency of the ATA, sacrificing of the artery distal to the aneurysm is the mainstay of treatment. In this report, we present a 28-year-old man who was admitted for a ruptured fusiform aneurysm of the left ATA. He underwent resection of the aneurysm combined with superficial temporal artery (STA)-ATA anastomosis. Histopathological study showed that the aneurysm was compliant with an artery dissection. The postoperative process was unremarkable and he was discharged with no neurological deficit. Follow-up angiography showed the anastomosis was patent. ATA is considered a non-competent intracranial artery. Although recently some investigators have conducted cadaveric studies using the ATA as a donor vessel for intracranial-intracranial (IC-IC) bypass, clinical consequences of ATA occlusion have not been reported yet. The supposed safety of ligation of ATA for IC-IC bypass was based on the fact that the anterior temporal lobectomy for temporal lobe epilepsy does not lead to major neurological deficits. This extrapolation could not be arbitrarily used in ATA occlusion for IC-IC bypass. STA-ATA anastomosis is a reasonable option in case of the ATA dissecting aneurysm.

Disclosures

The authors report no conflict of interest concerning the materials or methods used in this study or the findings specified in this paper.


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* These are first co-authors.




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Eingereicht: 05. August 2019

Angenommen: 02. Dezember 2019

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