Temporal artery biopsy technique: A clinico-anatomical approach

K. R. Scott, David Tse, J. W. Kronish

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Abstract

A positive temporal artery biopsy is required to conclusively establish the diagnosis of temporal arteritis. The temporal artery biopsy technique we describe is based on the anatomical branching patterns of the superficial temporal artery, the various fascial layers, and the location of the temporal branches of the facial nerve. Special emphasis is placed on avoiding facial nerve trauma during a biopsy of the frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery. Proper surgical technique combined with a working knowledge of the anatomy of the temporalis region enhances the safety of a temporal artery biopsy procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-525
Number of pages7
JournalOphthalmic Surgery
Volume22
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Temporal Arteries
Biopsy
Facial Nerve Injuries
Giant Cell Arteritis
Facial Nerve
Anatomy
Safety

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Temporal artery biopsy technique : A clinico-anatomical approach. / Scott, K. R.; Tse, David; Kronish, J. W.

In: Ophthalmic Surgery, Vol. 22, No. 9, 01.01.1991, p. 519-525.

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Scott, KR, Tse, D & Kronish, JW 1991, 'Temporal artery biopsy technique: A clinico-anatomical approach', Ophthalmic Surgery, vol. 22, no. 9, pp. 519-525.
Scott, K. R. ; Tse, David ; Kronish, J. W. / Temporal artery biopsy technique : A clinico-anatomical approach. In: Ophthalmic Surgery. 1991 ; Vol. 22, No. 9. pp. 519-525.
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