Radiological Findings of Nontraumatic Thrombosed Temporal Artery Aneurysm Mimicking Parotid Gland Mass

Polat G., SADE R., Pirimoglu B., YALÇIN A.

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol.32, no.4, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000007165
  • Journal Name: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Aneurysm, parotid gland, temporal artery
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


A 54-year-old male patient had preauricular swelling mimicking parotid gland mass. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings were showed a connection with the temporal artery. There wasn't a trauma history. The aneurysm wall showed contrast enhancement. The patient was diagnosed with true temporal artery aneurysm. The aneurysm was excised.