Histology Course S III 20 Departement of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

S III 20 giant-cell arteritis HE further information (German) on HiPaKu
  ICD-10: M31.6
 
 

 
80-year-old male with severe headache in temples. High ESR. Excision biopsy of left temporal artery.

- Longitudinal section of muscular artery with strong media, thrombosis in parts.
- Media and juxtaposed intima densely infiltrated with lymphocytes, individual multinucleated giant cells, some of which Langerhans cells, at the border of media/intima.
-Invasion of inflammatory infiltration into adventitia in clusters.