Neuro-Ophthalmology & Neuro-Otology
Temporal arteritis is a systemic vascular disease in which inflammation, usually with giant cells, affects the internal elastic lamina, adventitia, and adjacent media of medium and large arteries with a predilection for those in the head and neck. It is a disease almost exclusively in the elderly and usually presents with headache along with manifestations of ischemia in tissues of the head, including pain, ulceration, and necrosis involving the scalp and oral mucosa.
Jul. 25, 2020