Temporal arteritis

Arteritis - temporal; Cranial arteritis; GCA

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is inflammation and damage to the blood vessels that supply blood to the head, neck, upper body and arms. It is also called temporal arteritis.

Carotid artery anatomy

There are four carotid arteries, two on each side of the neck right and left internal carotid arteries, and right and left external carotid arteries. The carotid arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the head and brain.



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