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Clinic Snapshots – Temporal Artery Ligation Outcomes

  While the superficial temporal artery, a distal branch of the external carotid artery, is essential for providing blood flow to the temples and scalp. Based on its path northward into the scalp, it appears to be the terminal end of the external carotid artery. It splits in a well known Y-configuration above the ear Read More…

Technical Strategies – Multi-Point Temporal Artery Ligation

  The development of visible temporal arteries in the forehead is not rare. Occurring almost exclusively in men, the frontal or anterior branch of the superficial temporal artery becomes dilated and its course up into the forehead becomes prominent. Often occurring after exercise, heat exposure or alcohol intake, the muscular walls if the artery dilate Read More…

Technical Strategies – Temporal Artery Ligation

  Temporal artery ligation is traditionally a medical procedure done as a diagnostic procedure for temporal arteritis. In this procedure it is done at the edge of the temporal hairline through a cm. or large incision in which a section of the artery is removed and sent to pathology for histologic examination. Technically this procedure Read More…

The Anatomy of Aesthetic Temporal Artery Ligation

  Temporal artery ligation has been a surgical procedure done for decades. It has been historically used as a medical procedure to diagnose temporal arteritis as a biopsy technique. In this operation a section of the anterior branch of the superficial temporal artery is removed behind the front edge of the temporal hairline. More recently, Read More…

OR Snapshots – Aesthetic Temporal Artery Ligations

  Prominent bulges in the temporal region are almost always caused by the temporal arteries. The superficial temporal artery comes off the facial artery in the neck and courses upward in front of the ear. Once it reaches a typical landmark point of 1 cm in front of the ear and 2 cms about that Read More…

The Ladder Technique in Temporal Artery Ligation

  Unaesthetic bulging vessels in the temporal region at the side of the forehead are caused by the anterior branch of the superficial temporal artery. Why it gets enlarged is not precisely known although it appears to occur almost exclusively in men. Its enlargement is clearly related to increased blood flow as the vessel becomes Read More…

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