Traumatic Arteriovenous Malformation of the Superficial Temporal Artery

Document Type : CASE REPORT


1 Department of Surgery, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2 Department of Surgery, lmam Reza Hospital, Kermanshah University of Medical Science, Kermanshah, Iran


Most of the vascular lesions on head and neck soft tissue are congenital, but a rare cause can be trauma. A 23-year-old man came to our clinic with a wide pulsatile tortuous mass in the left temporofrontal area. That mass was appeared since 10 years ago. Ten years before his coming to our clinic, he had a blunt trauma in that area. After that, a small wound appeared there and healed gradually. In clinical examination, mass was large and pulsatile, and a fine murmur was detected from it. In paraclinical examination, computed tomography scan with intravenous contrast and sonography revealed a vascular mass with arteriovenous (AV) fistula in soft tissue only in that area. We operated him and vascular mass completely excised without recurrency. Pathologic report was AV malformation (AVM). According to our study, also rare trauma is one of the causes of AVMs, and we able to resection it completely without recurrency.


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