Traumatic arteriovenous fistula of the superficial temporal artery

J Clin Neurosci. 2007 Jun;14(6):595-600. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2006.04.011. Epub 2007 Mar 26.


Arteriovenous fistula of the scalp is relatively rare. The superficial temporal artery is particularly vulnerable to trauma due to its long and relatively exposed course in the scalp. We report a traumatic arteriovenous fistula of the superficial temporal artery treated by complete surgical excision and review the literature with regard to etiology, clinical manifestations, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of these unusual lesions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic
  • Adult
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Scalp / blood supply*
  • Scalp / pathology
  • Temporal Arteries / injuries*
  • Temporal Arteries / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome