Traumatic lesions of the bilateral middle meningeal arteries--case report

Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2002 May;42(5):221-3. doi: 10.2176/nmc.42.221.


A 44-year-old man presented with traumatic injuries of the bilateral middle meningeal arteries after a traffic accident. Neurological examination found left visual impairment due to left optic nerve injury. Computed tomography demonstrated a small amount of left epidural hemorrhage and bilateral skull fractures. Left external carotid angiography revealed a pseudoaneurysm of the left middle meningeal artery at the sphenoid ridge. Right external carotid angiography demonstrated a dural arteriovenous fistula fed by the right middle meningeal artery colocated with the right frontal convexity fracture. Transarterial embolization of the left middle meningeal artery pseudoaneurysm with four fibered platinum coils and transarterial embolization of the right dural arteriovenous fistula with poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate-co-methyl methacrylate) were performed, resulting in complete obliteration of both lesions. Angiographic cure was obtained and the postoperative course was uneventful.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, False / etiology*
  • Aneurysm, False / therapy
  • Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / complications*
  • Embolization, Therapeutic
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Meningeal Arteries / injuries*
  • Wounds and Injuries / complications*