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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Many times the carotid dissection cures/heals itself without residual symptoms. As the dissection heals and scars, it "cures" itself. When it occurs ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Treated yes: Most heal on their own. If needed a stent can be used.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The vast majority of carotid dissections will heal in their own. The dissection should be followed with ultrasound to monitor the vessel for developme ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Uncommon: A dissection is a separation of the inner layer of an artery from the outer layer. The risk aside from direct obstruction is that the internal blood ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Incidence: Is 3 per 100, 000 people.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Chen
21 years experience Neurology
Arterial tear: An uncommon cause of stroke, but among younger patients, it is one of the most common. Sometimes spontaneously, sometimes after an activity that invo ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Long smooth stenosis: On arteriography a long smooth stenosis is seen. On cta of the neck, the narrowing and the false lumen ( torn layer of the vessel) are seen. Mra also ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If dissection causes a "flap " to obstruct flow usually get a TIA or a stroke. If not it maybe aymptomatic.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Stent: Most often these days placing a stent in the carotid artery will do the job. Similar to stenting coronary arteries.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
A tear in the vessel: Arteries are made up of several layers much like an onion. Occaisionally a small tear in the most inner layer can occur. The blood flows through the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Need to follow treatment recommendations of his doctor closely so dissection can heal without causing a stroke.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Gonzalez
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
Dissection: Majority caused by trauma. Initial therapy is heparinization and conversion to Coumadin (warfarin) with close follow up. Need full anticoagulation for ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Support: http://vasculardisease.org/resources-support/online-support-community/.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
26 years experience Cardiology
A tear: It is a tear in the wall of one of the arteries that transport blood to your brain. The layers of the wall separate and flap in the blood stream which ... Read More
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