The arterio-venous fistulae in the temporal regions, to be first described by Bartholin around 1730, were considered as tardy post-traumatic lesions correlated with the impact of tough objects in the above-mentioned area. The superficial temporal arteiro-venous axis is usually interested at the level of the pterional region, while establishment of some communication between the artery and the vein generates an artero-venous fistula with a systolodiastolic breath and the tendency for progressive growth.
The study discusses a clinical case and its surgical solution.
- arterio-venous fistula
- superficial temporal artery