Temporal Arteritis Dizziness -migraine

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Definition

Temporal arteritis is inflammation and damage to blood vessels that supply the head area, particularly the large or medium arteries that branch from the neck and supply the temporal area.

If the inflammation affects the arteries in your neck, upper body and arms, it is called giant cell arteritis.


Alternative Names

Arteritis - temporal; Cranial arteritis; Giant cell arteritis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Temporal, giant cell, and cranial arteritis occur when one or more arteries...

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