Date of Publication
European journal of rheumatology
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common type of vasculitis in adults, which is classified as a large/medium vessel vasculitis. It has a predilection for the ophthalmic circulation and extracranial carotid system. Temporal artery biopsy specimens can show the presence of inflammatory multinucleated giant cells. Here, we report just the third case of Mönckeberg sclerosis with multinucleated giant cells affecting the temporal artery and mimicking GCA. This rare finding in the evaluation of a common vasculitis is important for rheumatologists to be aware of and emphasizes close collaboration between clinicians and pathologists.
Johannemann, Andrew; Proia, A D.; and Criscione-Schreiber, Lisa, "Mönckeberg sclerosis with giant cells as a masquerade of giant cell arteritis" (2022). Osteopathic Medicine, Jerry M. Wallace School of. 2416.