Pseudoaneurysm of the occipital artery: an unusual cause of persisting headache after minor head injury.
AffiliationDepartment of Neurosurgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork., firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Injuries, Closed/*complications
Occipital Lobe/*blood supply
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CitationIr Med J. 2005 Jul-Aug;98(7):215-7.
JournalIrish medical journal
AbstractPost-traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the extracranial arteries in the scalp are uncommon sequelae of head injury. We report on a patient who presented four weeks after a minor head injury with a tender, pulsating and enlarging mass in the course of the left occipital artery. There was associated headache radiating to the vertex. Computed tomographic angiography confirmed the lesion to be a pseudoaneurysm of the occipital artery. The lump was resected with complete resolution of symptoms.
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