Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of superficial temporal artery:


Maxillofacial Trauma
Temporal Artery

How to Cite

Ahmad Asmadi, A. A., & Muhammad, H. (2022). Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of superficial temporal artery:: A complication of craniofacial trauma. Malaysian Journal of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, 20(1), 25–29. Retrieved from


Aneurysms of the facial vasculature has been reported since the mid-17th century. This condition is infrequently seen. The most common cause of pseudoaneurysm of superficial temporal artery (STA) are of traumatic origin but other causes may also contribute such as congenital, arteriosclerotic and iatrogenic. The diagnosis can be made through complete history and physical examination with Computed Tomography (CT) angiogram which allows localisation of the vessel in which the aneurysm is located. Complete excision of the pseudoaneurysm with ligation of the proximal and distal portions of the vessels is recommended and the treatment of choice.