Facial nerve palsy after temporal artery biopsy

Paras Vakharia*, Ming Xie, M. Mazen Al-Hakim

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A 79-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with a chief complaint of headache of 1 month’s duration. Her medical history consisted of hypertension, congestive heart failure, anemia, chronic kidney disease, and hyperlipidemia. She reported the headache as waxing and waning, and occurring bilaterally in the frontal and occipital regions. On examination, she was found to have mild right-sided ptosis and possible early right-sided papilledema. She was also found to have bilateral shoulder tenderness and scalp tenderness. She denied double vision, vision changes, or jaw claudication. (SKINmed. 2020;18:54–55).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Dermatology


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