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Isolated superficial temporal artery dissection masquerading as giant cell arteritis.
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PMID:  19769813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 79-year-old male presented with symptoms suggesting giant cell arteritis (GCA) and elevation of acute-phase reactants. Bilateral superficial temporal artery (STA) biopsies were negative for GCA. However, the right-sided biopsy showed a STA dissection. Spontaneous isolated STA dissection has never been reported previously. The pertinent available literature is also discussed.
Aristidis Delis; Claire M Pollard; Anil Prasad; Richard E Sobonya; Luis R León
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Vascular     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1708-5381     ISO Abbreviation:  Vascular     Publication Date:    2009 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-22     Completed Date:  2009-11-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101196722     Medline TA:  Vascular     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  296-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vascular Surgery Section, Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System and University of Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson, AZ 85723, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / pathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Giant Cell Arteritis / pathology*
Temporal Arteries / pathology*

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