Postoperative pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery (S.T.A.) treated with Thrombostat® (thrombin glue) injection
2004 (English)In: Acta Neurochirurgica, ISSN 0001-6268, Vol. 146, no 9, 1039-1041 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background. Pseudo-aneurysm is a rare complication of craniotomy. Blunt injury to the temporal artery region is the usual cause, but still a rare complication. Clinical presentation. A patient with subarachnoid hemorrhage was successfully treated by aneurysm clipping. The patient developed hydrocephalus, and was admitted for a shunt operation seventeen days later. The craniotomy had healed normally, but a palpable temporal lump was present in the skin incision. Intervention. The pulsating mass proved to be a postoperative aneurysm of the superficial temporal artery (S.T.A.) and was successfully occluded with 500 units Thrombostat® (thrombin glue) which was injected into the aneurysm sac using a 22-gauge needle guided by ultrasound. The permanency of the obliteration was verified by ultrasound examination.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 146, no 9, 1039-1041 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23624DOI: 10.1007/s00701-004-0310-8Local ID: 3114OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-23624DiVA: diva2:243939