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Palpable Mass on the Head after Minor Trauma

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ABSTRACT

Temporal artery is superficially exhibited and easily traumatized. Rarely, a minor and blunt trauma, especially in elderly who are under anticoagulants, can cause a pseudoaneurysm. Diagnosis should be based, primarily, on history and physical examination and secondarily on duplex ultrasound scanning which will lead to confirmation and preoperative planning. The therapeutical plan consists of surgical ligation and excision of the aneurysm. Surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with no postoperative major or minor complications. Endovascular approach consists of catheter embolization and remains a second option due to the risk of complications and the inconclusive results. On this review, authors present a case of an 80-year-old male with a pseudoaneurysm of superficial temporal artery.

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Proximal and distal control of the temporal artery and excision of the aneurysm.
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fig5: Proximal and distal control of the temporal artery and excision of the aneurysm.

Mentions: The patient was operated on under local anesthesia at the same day. Arterial control was achieved by exposing the proximal and distal segments of the artery. Ligation and excision of the aneurismal artery were performed (Figure 5). The necrotic tissue was removed and primary closure of the wound was performed. The patient recovered well and was discharge the same day. No recurrence or complications were recognized at one and three months after the procedure.


Palpable Mass on the Head after Minor Trauma
Proximal and distal control of the temporal artery and excision of the aneurysm.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig5: Proximal and distal control of the temporal artery and excision of the aneurysm.
Mentions: The patient was operated on under local anesthesia at the same day. Arterial control was achieved by exposing the proximal and distal segments of the artery. Ligation and excision of the aneurismal artery were performed (Figure 5). The necrotic tissue was removed and primary closure of the wound was performed. The patient recovered well and was discharge the same day. No recurrence or complications were recognized at one and three months after the procedure.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Temporal artery is superficially exhibited and easily traumatized. Rarely, a minor and blunt trauma, especially in elderly who are under anticoagulants, can cause a pseudoaneurysm. Diagnosis should be based, primarily, on history and physical examination and secondarily on duplex ultrasound scanning which will lead to confirmation and preoperative planning. The therapeutical plan consists of surgical ligation and excision of the aneurysm. Surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with no postoperative major or minor complications. Endovascular approach consists of catheter embolization and remains a second option due to the risk of complications and the inconclusive results. On this review, authors present a case of an 80-year-old male with a pseudoaneurysm of superficial temporal artery.

No MeSH data available.


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