Sample Type / Medical Specialty: Neurology
Sample Name: Temporal Artery Biopsy

Description: Bilateral temporal artery biopsy. Rule out temporal arteritis.
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PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Rule out temporal arteritis.

POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Rule out temporal arteritis.

PROCEDURE: Bilateral temporal artery biopsy.

ANESTHESIA: Local anesthesia 1% Xylocaine with epinephrine.

INDICATIONS: I was consulted by Dr. X for this patient with bilateral temporal headaches to rule out temporal arteritis. I explained fully the procedure to the patient.

PROCEDURE: Both sides were done exactly the same way. After 1% Xylocaine infiltration, a 2 to 3-cm incision was made over the temporal artery. The temporal artery was identified and was grossly normal on both sides. Proximal and distal were ligated with both of 3-0 silk suture and Hemoccult. The specimen of temporal artery was taken from both sides measuring at least 2 to 3 cm. They were sent as separate specimens, right and left labeled. The wound was then closed with interrupted 3-0 Monocryl subcuticular sutures and Dermabond. She tolerated the procedure well.

Keywords: neurology, headaches, bilateral temporal artery, temporal artery biopsy, temporal arteritis, temporal artery, temporal, biopsy, arteritis,