Document Detail


Traumatic middle meningeal artery pseudoaneurysm and subsequent fistula formation with the cavernous sinus: case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12504299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: A combination of pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula of the middle meningeal artery is rare. We describe a case of traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the middle meningeal artery, which subsequently formed a fistula with the cavernous sinus. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 23-year-old man suffered from blunt head trauma and skull fractures. Sixteen days later, he suddenly experienced headache and a bruit was auscultated over the left ear. Three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography revealed dilatation of the left middle meningeal artery. The dilation proved to be a pseudoaneurysm on cerebral angiograms and it was also found to have formed a fistula with the cavernous sinus. Both lesions were successfully obliterated by endovascular embolization using microcoils. CONCLUSION: Head injury may lead to asymptomatic pseudoaneurysm or dural arteriovenous fistula. Neurosurgeons should always bear in mind the possibility of such vascular injuries after blunt head trauma to prevent any hemorrhagic complications.
Authors:
Masanori Tsutsumi; Kiyoshi Kazekawa; Akira Tanaka; Yasushi Ueno; Yasuyuki Nomoto; Kohei Nii; Hiroshi Harada
Related Documents :
9638999 - Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the axillary artery following anterior dislocation of the s...
18273489 - Unsuspected chronic traumatic aortic pseudoaneurysm--what to do about it. late post-tra...
17202099 - Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery after blunt trauma: case report and a ...
8993279 - Dual-inflow great vessel aneurysm: delayed presentation after penetrating trauma.
16102639 - Intercostal artery pseudoaneurysm due to stab wound.
8556089 - Endovascular stented graft repair of a pseudoaneurysm of the subclavian artery caused b...
3438719 - Ruptured aneurysm of sinus of valsalva. long-term postoperative follow-up.
10488279 - Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for the adult with unrepaired tetralogy of fallot: a case ...
15791739 - Progressive growth of a giant dolichoectatic vertebrobasilar artery aneurysm after comp...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  2002 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-30     Completed Date:  2003-01-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  325-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Fukuoka University Chikushi Hospital, Chikushino City, Japan.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Arteriovenous Fistula / etiology*
Cavernous Sinus*
Cerebral Angiography
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
Embolization, Therapeutic
Humans
Intracranial Aneurysm / etiology*,  surgery
Male
Meningeal Arteries / injuries*
Skull Fractures / etiology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Sensitivity of scalp EEG, cortical EGG, and somatosensory evoked responses during surgery for intrac...
Next Document:  Transdural metastasis from adenocarcinoma of the prostate mimicking subdural hematoma: case report.