The course of the occipital artery--an anatomical investigation for biopsy in suspected vasculitis.
- Published Article
European journal of medical research
- Publication Date
Jun 28, 2001
Because the greater occipital nerve enters the subcutis below the external protuberance of the occiput and shortly afterwards crosses the occipital artery, we recommend to carry out the biopsy of the occipital artery between 1 to 3 cm above (cranially) and 4 to 5 cm lateral to the external protuberance.
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