Temporal artery biopsy: is there any value in examining biopsies at multiple levels?

@article{Chakrabarty2000TemporalAB,
  title={Temporal artery biopsy: is there any value in examining biopsies at multiple levels?},
  author={A. Chakrabarty and Antony J. Franks},
  journal={Journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={
          131-6
        }
}
  • A. Chakrabarty, Antony J. Franks
  • Published in Journal of clinical pathology 2000
  • Medicine
  • AIMS To analyse the cost-effectiveness of three strategies for examining temporal artery biopsies based on data from cases examined over the past 10 years. METHODS Of a total of 172 temporal artery biopsies, five were unsuitable for further analysis, 47 had already had levels cut, and 120 had levels cut as part of the study. All the biopsies were examined blind before and after levels. A tree with eventual diagnostic outcomes for different strategies was constructed and economic and… CONTINUE READING

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