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The course of the occipital artery--an anatomical investigation for biopsy in suspected vasculitis.

Authors
  • Schmidt, D
  • Adelmann, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of medical research
Publication Date
Jun 28, 2001
Volume
6
Issue
6
Pages
235–241
Identifiers
PMID: 11432796
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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