Orbit and optic nerve
Temporal arteritis of orbit

Topic Completed: 1 February 2014

Revised: 4 April 2019

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PubMed Search: Temporal arteritis [title] orbit

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Orbit and optic nerve: temporal arteritis of orbit. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyeorbittemporalarteritis.html. Accessed October 19th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Sudden loss of vision in one eye, low grade fever, loss of appetite and general weakness
  • May be due to obstruction of posterior ciliary artery
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Granulomatous inflammation of arteries with discontinuous and fragmented internal elastic lamina
  • Also arteriosclerosis
Microscopic (histologic) images

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