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Temporal Artery Biopsy

  • Justin A. Sobrino
  • Jason D. FraserEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter describes the surgical procedure for temporal artery biopsy as performed by the open approach. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: preoperative identification of the artery, incision and dissection, and resection of the specimen.

Keywords

Pediatric surgery Operative dictation Vasculitis Temporal artery biopsy Vascular surgery Temporal arteritis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryChildren’s Mercy Hospital and Clinics/University of Missouri - Kansas CityKansas CityUSA

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