A cirsoid aneurysm is the dilation of a group of blood vessels due to congenital malformations with arterio venous (AV) shunting. Cirsoid means resembling a. Cirsoid aneurysms are rare arteriovenous malformations of the scalp and extremities. Clinical presentation Patients often present with a slow-growing pulsatile. thought to be the first reported example of familial cirsoid aneurysm of the scalp. Cirsoid aneurysms of the scalp are rare. They are usually of either congenital or.

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Arteriovenous fistula of the scalp. Preoperative embolization with direct puncture and injection of n-butyl cyanoacrylate.

Angiography is the investigation of choice. Published online Dec Thank you for updating your details. Cirsoid aneurysm of the right pre-auricular region: Endovascular treatment of scalp arteriovenous fistulas associated with a large varix.

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Surgical excision of scalp cirsoid aneurysm. Cirsoid means resembling a varix. No intracranial lesion was demonstrated in cirsod patient.

Treatment of scalp arteriovenous malformation. Differential diagnosis of a pulsatile scalp swelling includes the following: Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

aneurywm Large draining veins were noted running anteriorly and posterior to the occiput [ Figure 3 ]. Postoperative evaluation of excision was done by cranial magnetic resonance angiography in all the patients.


Case report and review of the literature. Cirsoid aneurysm, in general, is a hemangioma of an artery. Provenance and peer review: In this study, we evaluate the surgical results of nine patients with cirsoid aneurysms without any preoperative interventions for the lesion and our results are compared with literature results. None, Conflict of Interest: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.

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On auscultation, a bruit was detected over the lesion. Well planned surgical excision can have least surgical recurrence rates and complications.

Cirsoid aneurysm of scalp: demonstration on CT angiography (CTA)

From January to December15 patients underwent percutaneous direct-puncture embolization of cirsoid aneurysms. Congenital venous malformation of the scalp associated with plexiform neurofibroma and cranial defect.

We think that, injection of local anesthetic solution with adrenaline at the site of skin incision, individually ligating and dividing the large vessels as they were encountered in the incision prior to raising the scalp flap, gentle dissection of the scalp from the cirsoid aneurysm, ligation of the feeding and draining vessels, followed by the resection of the lesion together with underlying pericranium, are important steps to achieve the operation without massive hemorrhage.


Percutaneous direct puncture embolization of aneurusm aneurysms is a safe and effective procedure.

Results of surgical excision of cirsoid aneurysm of the scalp without preoperative interventions

After excision of the lesion, aneurywm flap was replaced with interrupted stitches of silk in the galea and the skin. Clinical manifestation may include aheurysm loud continuous bruit, hemorrhage and throbbing headache, and in severe cases scalp necrosis. The scalp defect after that was repaired using primary closure after gentle dissection of the galea aponeurotica [ Figure 5 ].

Total excision of the lesion was cjrsoid in eight patients and en bloc resection and primary closure was done in one patient. Emergency ultrasound-guided percutaneous embolization of post-traumatic bleeding hepatic artery pseudoaneurysms. In our study all patients were treated surgically without any prior interventions for the lesion. Total excision of the lesion was achieved in eight patients and en bloc resection and primary closure was done in one patient because of the small size of the lesion and the very thin overlying skin.

Particular care was taken not to button-hole the skin also to avoid excessive cauterization that may cause postoperative scalp necrosis. Ann Plast Surg ;18;