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Temporal artery biopsy risks

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
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
Dr. Douglas Joyce
Phlebology 40 years experience
Safe procedure: Temporal artery biopsy is a relatively simple procedure in trained hands. It is done through a very small incision in the temple area and can provide ... Read More

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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
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
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Temporal artery temp: There is no reason it should not be accurate as there is still blood flowing through the artery. Also, if you feel more comfortable, you can use the o... Read More
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Temperature: What is a temporal artery thermometer? If you are talking about taking surface skin temperature at the temple, it has nothing to do with the Temporal ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Abramson
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
It could: However, a general is overkill in most instances. If the patient were mentally challenged a general may be used.
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Anesthesia: It is physically possilbe to do most procedures while someone is under partial or general anesthesia. However, when the risks of the anesthesia outwe... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Why not?: Local anesthesia is usually used for a temporal artery biopsy. This biopsy is an outpatient/ambulatory minor procedure it's done under local anesthesi... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Dx temp arteritis: Biopsy is really the only definitive way to rule it out.
A member asked:
Dr. Harold Ballitch
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
No: There is so much collateral circulation that taking out a piece of the temporal artery does not incapacitate the blood supply.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Ask: Ask your general physician for referral. Or ask the physician who has been treating you for a referral. If a self-diagnosis, please find a GP to sta... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Normal!: When no pulse, you're in trouble. Then you need to see a doctor.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Normal: Mine too-everyone's does. My Radial artery at my wrist, Carotid Artery in my neck... Sign of life. It's a good thing
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Fever >101F: In an 8 year old a true fever is a temp >38.3ºC (101ºF). Fever of unknown origin is diagnosed in children with fever of at least 8 days duration in... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
The superficial: temporal artery travels near the zygomatic arch, the prominent part of the facial bones in your upper cheek. Because of being near a firm structure, i... Read More

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