Postoperative pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery (S.T.A.) treated with Thrombostat® (thrombin glue) injection

@article{Bobinski2004PostoperativePO,
  title={Postoperative pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery (S.T.A.) treated with Thrombostat® (thrombin glue) injection},
  author={Lukas Bobinski and Sverre Bostr{\"o}m and Jan Hillman and Annette Theodorsson},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
  year={2004},
  volume={146},
  pages={1039-1041}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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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 craniotomy had healed normally , but a palpable temporal lump was present in the skin incision .
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