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bilateral temporal artery biopsy

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Surgical excision: Indication is frequently temporal arteritis- headache. Under local or anesthesia a small biopsy- excision of a segment of the temporal - forehead art ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Excellent question!: No relationship exists between your temporal (quick) Temperature and the status of your temporal arteries as evaluated by a temporal artery biopsy!! ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
20 years experience Anesthesiology
It could: However, a general is overkill in most instances. If the patient were mentally challenged a general may be used.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Dx temp arteritis: Biopsy is really the only definitive way to rule it out.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
None: Calcification of any artery, by itself, does not warrant any type of intervention or follow up. If that calcification is associated with a stenosis (" ... Read More
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Dr. Harold Ballitch
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: There is so much collateral circulation that taking out a piece of the temporal artery does not incapacitate the blood supply.
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A female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she ha ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Atrophy: The midline lipoma probably doesnt warrant any treatment. These are usually incidental findings, but they can be associated with some congenital brain ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Both are fairly common. I hope neither becomes troublesome
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Thyroid ultrasound: You need a neck ultrasound to fully evaluate the thyroid. Possibly will need a fine needle biopsy if the complex mass is big enough. The first thing i ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Carotid duplex: Im glad you have favorable findings but the presence of plaque signifies atherosclerosis and a small risk of stroke that can be lowered by medical int ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Collateral: The palm and finger vessels are fed by multiple sources including radial, ulnar and less so the interosseous. These are interactive interconnected an ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Vertrebrobasilar: Were you started on full anticoagulation (warfarin/coumadin)? If so the bleeding gums could be secondary to therapy. The vertebrobasilar arterial bloc ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
No: The answer is a simple no. I wish you good health!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Thyroid cancer: Did you have a biopsy? An fna (fine needle aspirate) could be performed where a thin needle is used to collect cells from the thyroid nodule. This s ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pat ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Gliosis and Seizures: The frontal lobe covers the forward half of the brain. That's a pretty big area, so "posterior" let's us know the lesion is in the rear portion of the ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Radiologist: This is a radiology report and consultation: I suggest that you review it with your private physican in consultation with a board certified radiologis ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Neck masses: These are three distinct causes of a neck mass. You'll get some more imaging studies that will distinguish them. Branchial cleft cysts are very common ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Yes: Possibly better seen on an MRA or CT angiogram
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Imaging/biopsy: You have been through a lot. Imaging with ct scan provides information and helps guide next steps, but is not diagnostic. A biopsy obtains tissue for ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical h ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See comments: Not sure of your precise question, but will comment on your results. The lesions could raise a question of an old parasitic infection possibly cystic ... Read More
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