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Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2004 Apr;33(4):200-5.

Traumatic superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysms in a minor league baseball player: a case report and review of the literature.

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Hospital for Joint Diseases and New York University Medical Center, New York, New York, USA.

Abstract

Traumatic STA aneurysm is a rare complication of facial trauma occuring typically in young men. We present the case of a minor league baseball player who developed 2 pseudoaneurysms after being struck by a baseball and review all cases associated with sports activities. Reports associated with sports activities are increasing and may represent an increasing incidence. The team physician should suspect this condition when a player presents with a new temporal mass after facial trauma. Diagnosis is typically made on history and physical examination, but can be confirmed by duplex ultrasound. Definitive treatment is surgical resection of the aneurysm after proximal and distal ligation of the vessel.

PMID:
15132328
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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