Post-traumatic aneurysm of maxillary artery associated with facial nerve palsy: A case report

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Post-traumatic aneurysm of maxillary artery associated with facial nerve palsy: A case report

Juhaida Salleh, Wan Mahadzir Mustafa, Sharifah Suraya, Jeyaledmy M: Post-traumatic aneurysm of maxillary artery associated with facial nerve palsy: A case report. Mal. J. Oral Maxillofac. Surg. 2011; 9: 32–35.

Abstract: Aneurysms of the maxillary arteries are rare entities. The occurrence in peacetime are usually associated with trauma to the region. Although they are rare, their presence should be suspected when the presenting signs are discovered on examination. Traditional angiography or Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) was the gold standard for confirming the diagnosis of aneurysms. The present trend towards the use of non invasive methods such as CT angiography in the diagnosis of such lesions is highlighted and the choice of treatment is discussed. We report, to our knowledge, the first Malaysian case of delayed post-traumatic aneurysm of the maxillary artery associate with (causing) facial nerve palsy.