Temporal arteritis

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Chronic left temporal headches. Visible thickening of the left temporal artery.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

The left temporal artery showed a hypoechoic wall thickening with a diameter of up to 1.6 mm around the perfused lumen.

Case Discussion

This finding is suggestive of giant cell arteritis, especially in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica.

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Case information

rID: 16684
Case created: 10th Feb 2012
Last edited: 27th Oct 2015
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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