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Degenerative (true) superficial temporal artery aneurysm: a case report with review of literature.
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PMID:  21844493     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
This is a case report of a 72-year-old female who presented to our clinic with right temple mass that was found incidentally on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of her head about 2 years ago, as part of a stroke workup. However, it was thought to be a sebaceous cyst and left as such. The patient then experienced a rapid increase in the size of the mass about 2 weeks prior to her presentation to us. On examination, she had a 2 × 2 cm pulsating aneurysmal mass over the right temporal fossa, which was felt to be an aneurysm of the superficial temporal artery and was confirmed by a color duplex ultrasound examination. Open surgical resection with primary ligation of both proximal and distal branches was achieved under local anesthesia. Pathology confirmed a true (degenerative) aneurysm of the superficial temporal artery. Her postoperative course was uneventful. This case report describes this rare entity along with a review of the literature.
Albeir Y Mousa; Akhilesh K Jain; John E Campbell; Patrick A Stone; Ali F Aburahma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular and endovascular surgery     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1938-9116     ISO Abbreviation:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136421     Medline TA:  Vasc Endovascular Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  568-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, R. C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, WV, USA.
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