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The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of temporal arteritis

Zoltán Bajkó, Rodica Bălaşa, Szabolcs Szatmári, Silvia Rusu, Anca Moţăţăianu, Smaranda Maier
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.03.003
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(2):139-143.

open access

Vol 49, No 2 (2015)
Case reports
Submitted: 2014-08-05

Abstract

Temporal arteritis (TA), also known as giant cell arteritis, is a chronic vasculitis of medium and large-sized blood vessels, in particular the main cervical branches of the aorta, with particular affinity to the temporal arteries and eye-supplying arteries. Temporal artery biopsy is still a gold standard for diagnosis, however in recent years colour duplex ultrasound examination has been proposed as a useful diagnostic screening tool in cases of TA suspicion. We report three cases of TA in which the ultrasonographical examination of the temporal arteries had a decisive role in the diagnosis.

Abstract

Temporal arteritis (TA), also known as giant cell arteritis, is a chronic vasculitis of medium and large-sized blood vessels, in particular the main cervical branches of the aorta, with particular affinity to the temporal arteries and eye-supplying arteries. Temporal artery biopsy is still a gold standard for diagnosis, however in recent years colour duplex ultrasound examination has been proposed as a useful diagnostic screening tool in cases of TA suspicion. We report three cases of TA in which the ultrasonographical examination of the temporal arteries had a decisive role in the diagnosis.

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Keywords

Temporal arteritis, Giant cell arteritis, Ultrasound

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Title

The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of temporal arteritis

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 49, No 2 (2015)

Pages

139-143

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.03.003

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(2):139-143.

Keywords

Temporal arteritis
Giant cell arteritis
Ultrasound

Authors

Zoltán Bajkó
Rodica Bălaşa
Szabolcs Szatmári
Silvia Rusu
Anca Moţăţăianu
Smaranda Maier

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