Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the middle meningeal artery (PMMA) is rare. Its rupture is associated with high mortality, so an early diagnosis is recommended for this risky condition. In the absence of a specific guideline, computed tomography (CT), digital subtraction angiography, and CT angiography (CTA) are proposed for its diagnosis. CTA is the technique of choice even if it is almost never performed, especially in mild head injury. We report a rare case of a delayed rupture of PMMA, analyzed from a forensic point of view.

Delayed Intracerebral Hemorrhage After Pseudoaneurysm of Middle Meningeal Artery Rupture: Case Report, Literature Review, and Forensic Issues

Montalti, Roberto;
2018

Abstract

Traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the middle meningeal artery (PMMA) is rare. Its rupture is associated with high mortality, so an early diagnosis is recommended for this risky condition. In the absence of a specific guideline, computed tomography (CT), digital subtraction angiography, and CT angiography (CTA) are proposed for its diagnosis. CTA is the technique of choice even if it is almost never performed, especially in mild head injury. We report a rare case of a delayed rupture of PMMA, analyzed from a forensic point of view.
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