Which equipment is needed to perform a temporal artery biopsy?

Updated: Sep 04, 2018
  • Author: Andrew A Winkler, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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See the list below:

  • Nonsterile preparation stand (see image below), which includes the following:

    Nonsterile preparation stand. Nonsterile preparation stand.

    See the list below:

    • Water-based lubricating jelly

    • 4 X 4 gauze

    • Marking pen

    • Liposomal lidocaine cream 4%

    • Lidocaine 1% with 1:200,000 epinephrine

    • Bupivacaine 0.5% with 1:200,000 epinephrine

    • Syringe (3-ring control), 10 mL

    • Needle, 18-gauge

    • Needle, 27-gauge (1-1/4 inch)

    • Doppler ultrasound (handheld pencil type)

    • Specimen container with formalin

    • Electric hair shaver

  • Preparation - Benzalkonium chloride

  • Sterile Mayo stand (see image below), which contains the following:

    Sterile Mayo stand. Sterile Mayo stand.

    See the list below:

    • Scalpel, No. 15 blade (2)

    • Additional local anesthetic mixture in a control syringe with a 27-gauge needle

    • Adson-Browns forceps

    • Bishop-Harmon forceps (with teeth)

    • Single skin hook

    • Frazier suction, No. 10

    • Hemostat clamps (3)

    • Tenotomy scissors

    • Metzenbaum scissors

    • Suture scissors

    • Webster needle holder

    • Castro-Viejo needle holder

    • Small Weitlaner self-retractors

    • 4 X 4 gauze

    • Towel clamps (4)

    • Ruler

    • Mono- or bipolar cautery


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