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Case Number : Case 1120 - 8th October Posted By: Guest

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The Patient is 73 year-old male with headache. This is a biopsy of the temporal artery.

Case posted by Dr. Hafeez Diwan.

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Robledo F. Rocha


Intimal thickening of muscular arteries is a change expected in a man in his seventies, but there's also a non-inflammatory deposition of amorphous material without cholesterol clefts within intima and media, a finding that makes me think of amyloidosis.

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Dr. Hafeez Diwan


Font and Prabhakaran have described the histologic features of steroid-treated temporal arteritis (please see Br J Ophthamol, 2007; 91(2):204-209). Inflammation may be absent and there is a break in the elastic lamina, as is seen in this case. So I called it consistent with treated temporal arteritis.

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