Traumatic arteriovenous fistula of the superficial temporal artery

Otacílio de Camargo Júnior, Márcia Fayad Marcondes de Abreu, Guilherme Camargo Gonçalves de Abreu, Sthefano Atique Gabriel, Isabella Maria Machado da Silva
2014 Jornal Vascular Brasileiro  
Arteriovenous fistulae of the superficial temporal artery are rare, and their principal cause is traumas. Complications include pulsatile mass, headache, hemorrhage and deformities that compromise esthetics. Treatment can be performed using conventional surgery or endovascular methods. The authors describe a case of a 44-year-old male patient who developed a large pulsating mass, extending from the preauricular region to the right parietotemporal and frontal regions after a motorcycle accident.
more » ... otorcycle accident. The treatment chosen was complete surgical removal of the pulsatile mass and ligature of the vessels feeding the fistula.
doi:10.1590/jvb.2014.008 fatcat:rbjj543wyjhrlhf73en7fu6qam