Temporal Artery Biopsy

  • Robert L. Tomsak


The superficial temporal artery biopsy remains the “gold standard” for the diagnosis of temporal arteritis. Herein a method is described that makes identifying the artery safe and easy.


Temporal arteritis Superficial temporal artery biopsy Giant cell arteritis 

Supplementary material

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Video 53.1 Temporal artery biopsy. Courtesy of Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS. (MP4 130285 kb)
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Video 53.2 Temporal artery biopsy. Courtesy of Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS. (MP4 148814 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Tomsak
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  1. 1.Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurology, Wayne State U. School of MedicineNeuro-Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Kresge Eye InstituteDetroitUSA

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