Pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery: Report of a case

Boran Ç., Arikan A., ÇOBAN Y. K. , ÖZKAN K. U.

Annals of Medical Sciences, vol.12, no.2, pp.40-42, 2003 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : Annals of Medical Sciences
  • Page Numbers: pp.40-42


A 10 year-old boy was seen with an asymptomatic subcutaneous mass on the left frontotemporal region of the skull. The patient gave a history of involving in a traffic accident 20 days before this visit. Physical examination was consistent with an aneurysm of the superficial temporal artery. Histological examination following surgical excision revealed a pseudoaneurysm arising on superficial temporal artery. Pseudoaneurysm of superficial temporal artery is a rarely seen condition, with fewer than 200 cases reported. In this paper we report a case of pseudoaneurysm of superficial temporal artery and the literature was reviewed.