Spontaneous Nonpulsatile Aneurysm of the Superficial Temporal Artery Mimicking a Subcutaneous Mass Lesion


Bozkurt G., Ayhan S., Cakici N., ÇELİK Ö. , Ziyal I. M.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.22, no.1, pp.371-372, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0b013e3181f814b6
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.371-372

Abstract

True superficial temporal artery (STA) aneurysms are extremely rare and usually atherosclerotic in origin. Here the authors report a 62-year-old man with a nonpulsatile mass lesion at the trace of the right STA that was surgically excised with a preoperative diagnosis of subcutaneous mass lesion, preoperatively and histopathologically found out to be a thrombosed true STA aneurysm. Preoperative evaluation, differential diagnosis, and management of such lesions are discussed.