What is the role of biopsy in the workup of abducens nerve palsy (sixth cranial nerve palsy)?

Updated: Nov 19, 2018
  • Author: Michael P Ehrenhaus, MD; Chief Editor: Edsel Ing, MD, MPH, FRCSC  more...
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A temporal artery biopsy may be indicated in patients aged 50 years or older with findings and laboratory studies suggestive of giant cell arteritis.


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