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A 43-year-old male asked:

nuero is recommending an arterial biopsy what are the risks?

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Dr. Jorge Duchicela
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Arterial Biopsy: Arterial biopsies are usually done to find out what is wrong with the patient. They usually do not carry much risk if done by someone with experience. Your neurologist recommends this, what about your family physician, what does your doc think.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Few: Temporal- side of forehead biopsy is done for temporal arthritis confirmation. Generally a safe procedure.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Biopsy: if the question is possible temporal arteritis then a biopsy is important to determine treatment

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