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This case report illustrates the dramatic presentation of a previously unreported complication of surgery in the temporal region: development and rupture of a false aneurysm of the superficial temporal artery. This complication was related to the operation, the age of the patient, and split skin graft coverage of the superficial temporal artery.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/00000637-199602000-00022

Type

Journal article

Journal

Ann Plast Surg

Publication Date

02/1996

Volume

36

Pages

219 - 220

Keywords

Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aneurysm, False, Aneurysm, Ruptured, Carcinoma, Basal Cell, Facial Neoplasms, Female, Humans, Postoperative Complications, Reoperation, Skin Transplantation, Temporal Arteries