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Superficial temporal arteriovenous fistula as a complication of rhytidectomy.
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PMID:  22446426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ABSTRACT: A 67-year-old woman who had undergone rhytidectomy 5 years before her presentation experienced increasing pulsatile tinnitus on the left side that had begun 2 years earlier. Angiography revealed a direct arteriovenous fistula between the superficial temporal artery and superficial temporal vein in front of her left ear. There was a scar from the earlier cosmetic surgery at the site. The fistula was embolized with N-butyl cyanoacrylate, and her tinnitus disappeared. We posit that the fistula was a complication of rhytidectomy and that a small arteriovenous fistula formed at the time of surgery and enlarged over time. This case indicates that arteriovenous fistulae can occur as a delayed complication of cosmetic surgery.
Shushi Kominami; Akira Watanabe; Masahiro Akimoto; Shiro Kobayashi; Akira Teramoto
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  603-5     Citation Subset:  D    
From the Departments of *Neurosurgery and †Plastic Surgery, Chiba-Hokuso Hospital, Nippon Medical School, Chiba, Japan, and ‡Department of Neurosurgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.
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