CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 30, Issue 2, pp 286–288 | Cite as

Superficial Temporal Artery Pseudoaneurysm: A Conservative Approach in a Critically Ill Patient

  • Rosario Francesco Grasso
  • Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi
  • Pierfilippo Crucitti
  • Giampiero Carboni
  • Roberto Coppola
  • Bruno Beomonte Zobel


A 71-year-old man affected by cardio- and cerebrovascular disease experienced an accidental fall and trauma to the fronto-temporal area of the head. A few weeks later a growing mass appeared on his scalp. A diagnosis of superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm was made following CT and color Doppler ultrasound. His clinical condition favoured a conservative approach by ultrasound-guided compression and subsequent surgical resection. A conservative approach should be considered the treatment of choice in critically ill patients affected by superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm.


Color Doppler ultrasound-CT Superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosario Francesco Grasso
    • 1
  • Carlo Cosimo Quattrocchi
    • 1
  • Pierfilippo Crucitti
    • 2
  • Giampiero Carboni
    • 3
  • Roberto Coppola
    • 2
  • Bruno Beomonte Zobel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Interdisciplinary Center for Biomedical ResearchUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Interdisciplinary Center for Biomedical ResearchUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Cardiology, Interdisciplinary Center for Biomedical ResearchUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly

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