Superficial temporal artery aneurysms

I. I. Pipinos, C. D. Dossa, D. J. Reddy

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Objective: We analyzed the data from our vascular registry to determine the cause, clinical features, and cost-effective management of this uncommon pathologic entity. Design: Patients referred to the vascular surgery outpatient clinic of a tertiary referral center during the past 18 years were evaluated. Subjects: The subjects were six male patients (14 to 32 years) referred for evaluation of a unilateral pulsatile mass over the temporal region of the head. Intervention: Diagnosis of superficial temporal artery aneurysm was verified by loss of the aneurysm's pulse with compression of the ipsilateral proximal superficial temporal artery. All treated aneurysms were electively ligated and excised as an ambulatory procedure. Results: The symptoms were resolved. No recurrences or other complications were seen. Conclusions: Although rare, a superficial temporal artery aneurysm should be considered when a temporal head mass is evaluated. This condition is almost always a result of blunt or penetrating head trauma. Clinical examination is sufficient to confirm the diagnosis. Simple elective ligation and excision of the aneurysm is curative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-377
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of vascular surgery
Volume27
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Temporal Arteries
Aneurysm
Blood Vessels
Penetrating Head Injuries
Head
Temporal Lobe
Ambulatory Care Facilities
Tertiary Care Centers
Ligation
Registries
Pulse
Costs and Cost Analysis
Recurrence

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  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Superficial temporal artery aneurysms. / Pipinos, I. I.; Dossa, C. D.; Reddy, D. J.

In: Journal of vascular surgery, Vol. 27, No. 2, 01.01.1998, p. 374-377.

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Pipinos, I. I. ; Dossa, C. D. ; Reddy, D. J. / Superficial temporal artery aneurysms. In: Journal of vascular surgery. 1998 ; Vol. 27, No. 2. pp. 374-377.
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