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A rare case of non post-traumatic aneurysm of occipital artery
Małgorzata Górka 1/, Tomasz Stapiński 1/, Marcin Feldo 2/, Radosław Pietura 3/, Paweł Wołejsza 4/, Joanna Wrońska 1/, Łukasz Rolniak 1/, Joanna Kosałka 5/
  • 1/ Oddział Otolaryngologii i Otolaryngologii Dziecięcej, Wojewódzki Szpital Podkarpacki im. Jana Pawła II w Krośnie
  • 2/ Klinika Chirurgii Naczyń i Angiologii, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
  • 3/ Zakład Elektroradiologii, Uniwersytet Medyczny w Lublinie
  • 4/ Oddział Chirurgii Ogólnej, Onkologicznej i Naczyniowej, Wojewódzki Szpital Podkarpacki im. Jana Pawła II w Krośnie
  • 5/ II Katedra Chorób Wewnętrznych, Oddział Alergii i Immunologii, Szpital Uniwersytecki w Krakowie, Uniwersytet

Aneurysms of occipital artery are very uncommon. Before may 2013, only 11 cases of this disorder (most of them were the
results of trauma) have been reported in the literature. We report the case of a 54-year-old Caucasian woman presented
with a painless pulsatile scalp mass in the region of right angle of mandible, which developed rapidly and was not caused by
a trauma. The aneurysm of right occipital artery (in digastrics segment) was diagnosed by angiography. The patient had no
recurrence of the mass after coil occlusion at six months followup. To the best of our knowledge, this is the fifth reported case
of aneurysm of occipital artery not caused by a trauma. Our case shows that angiography is probably the best technique for
diagnosing aneurysms of occipital artery.

Otorynolaryngologia Vol 13. No 4. Decemberpages: from 224to 227
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