Maxillary artery pseudoaneurysm as a complication of maxillofacial injuries: Report of three cases and literature review

Noor J. Al-Saadi*, Abdulaziz Bakathir, Ali Al-Mashaikhi, Ahmed Al-Hashmi, Ahmed Al-Habsi, Faisal Al-Azri

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Traumatic maxillary artery pseudoaneurysm is an uncommonly reported complication in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. It is usually discovered incidentally, either early after trauma or weeks-to-months later. Quick recognition and prompt management are essential to avoid devastating consequences. In this paper, we report three uncommon cases of maxillary artery pseudoaneurysm recognised during the surgical management of maxillofacial injuries in Muscat, Oman. All cases presented as sudden brisk bleeding during the intraoperative surgical repair and were subsequently diagnosed and successfully managed by endovascular embolisation with platinum coils. This case report highlights the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of maxillary artery pseudoaneurysm, in addition to a brief review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e364-e368
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Angiography
  • Case report
  • Mandibular condyle
  • Maxillary artery
  • Maxillofacial injuries
  • Oman
  • Pseudoaneurysm
  • Therapeutic embolization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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