Traumatic aneurysm of the superficial temporal artery: case report

J Trauma. 1994 Apr;36(4):562-4. doi: 10.1097/00005373-199404000-00017.


Traumatic aneurysms of the temporal artery are uncommon, with less than 200 cases reported in the literature. A case resulting from a head injury from playing a popular new survival game known as "paintball" is presented here. A general review of the literature on traumatic temporal artery aneurysms is provided, as well as information on this new form of recreation and safety recommendations for "paintball" players.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, False / diagnosis
  • Aneurysm, False / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Temporal Arteries*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*