CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 140-141

True Aneurysm of the Superficial Temporal Artery


1 Institute of Vascular Surgery, Madras Medical College, Chennai, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, India
3 Department of General Surgery, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil nadu, India

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Velladuraichi Boologapandian
Institute of Vascular Surgery, Madras Medical College, Chennai
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-0820.191499

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True aneurysms of the superficial temporal artery are extremely rare. The majority of these aneurysms are a consequence of trauma. A 56-year-old male noticed a swelling in front of his left ear, which had slowly increased in size. There was no history of trauma. Computed tomography revealed an aneurysm of the main trunk of the superficial temporal artery. A ligation and excision was performed. The postoperative period was uneventful. Histology revealed a true aneurysm.


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