Pabaney AH, Mazaris PA, Kole MK, and Reinard KA. Endovascular management of fusiform aneurysm of anterior temporal artery: Technical report. Surg Neurol Int 2015; 6:119.
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BACKGROUND: The treatment of a rare, nontraumatic, fusiform aneurysm of the anterior temporal artery (ATA) via endovascular techniques is presented, and procedural nuances are highlighted.
METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review and collected demographic and clinical data on the patient presented here; procedural details were extracted from operative notes.
RESULTS: Following successful balloon test occlusion (BTO) of the ATA, complete coil embolization of the ATA, and its associated fusiform aneurysm was performed. Postprocedurally, the patient did not suffer any adverse neurological sequelae.
CONCLUSION: Selective BTO of intracranial branch vessels is safe, technically feasible, and could serve as a useful technical tool in the treatment of complex, fusiform intracranial aneurysms.