Giant Post-Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of the Superficial Temporal Artery

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Traumatism of head arteries is rare, but among them, the superficial temporal artery is the most exposed and less protected vessel. A pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery may occur after blunt head trauma in old patients or during vigorous activity in younger people. Diagnosis should be made primarily upon history and physical examination, while duplex ultrasound is appropriate to confirm the diagnosis and CT scan to exclude other possible concomitant pathologies. Direct surgical treatment is the first and main option to solve bleeding and prevent future complications. Here reported the case of an old woman treated for a post-traumatic STA pseudoaneurysm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)566.e11-566.e14
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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