Brow Ptosis After Temporal Artery Biopsy

Recently we described 4 patients referred over a period of 5 years after suffering facial nerve injury from superficial temporal artery biopsy. A literature search uncovered 3 more cases, bringing the total number of reported cases to 7. From this low number, we assumed that this complication was exceedingly rare. However, the actual incidence rate remained unknown because we were unable to determine how many uneventful biopsies had been performed by the surgeons who referred their patients to us. In our personal surgical experience, this complication had not been encountered. (Read more...)

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