92 - Postersitzung
17. Mai 2019, 12:30 - 14:00, Bellavista 2, 6. OG
Frontal false aneurysm in a soccer player
W. Mouton, B. Marty, Presenter: W. Mouton (Bern)
False aneurysms of the superficial temporal artery are rare and may present with a short delay following a blunt trauma.
Whilst playing soccer, a 30 year old male suffered a head-to-head collision with another player. Four weeks later he noticed a pulsatile mass on his right forehead. In duplex sonography a false aneurysm of the frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery was demonstrated and no connection to the ophthalmic artery was detected. Due to the small arterial diameters an open resection was performed under local anaesthesia.
The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was managed as an outpatient and discharged shortly after the operation.
The history and the physical examination lead to the diagnosis of an aneurysm of the superficial temporal artery. Optional duplex sonography may confirm the diagnosis and allow detailed planning of the operation. Therapy usually consists of surgical ligation, alternatively arterial repair, and resection of the false aneurysm under local anaesthesia.