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congential variation left vertebral artery

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Normal: It means that the left vertebral artery is slightly larger in diameter than the right. Mild size differences between the vertebral arteries are very ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Review: When my patient's mri report comes back like that, I carefully review it with the radiologist, neurosurgeon, and a vascular surgeon to get as much inf ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not a lot of blood: It basically means that in the area where doctors expect to see a lot of blood flow (in the artery in the back of the neck, left side), there is not v ... Read More
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Risk of stroke: Depending on age and other risks, this could be caused by arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), certain autoimmune diseases associated with ar ... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: What is your question? You have generalized arteriosclerotic disease. As you probably know, this requires close monitoring by a cardiologist and poss ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Hard to: say with certainty without access to the images and report, but most commonly this is simply due to a developmental/congenital anatomic variation wher ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not significant: Those findings are unimportant. Why was the study done in the first place?
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No: It is not uncommon for the vertebral arteries to be different in diameter. Nothing to be concerned about.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Hammond
15 years experience Neurology
Brain blood supply: Not necessarily! Your brain also gets blood supply from the carotid arteries in the front of your neck. The part of your brain that gets blood from th ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Agree with him: We are different in one way or another. The vertebral arteries help feed the brain. They don't have to be the same diameter. As long as they are deli ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
VA occlusion: Small. If it were occluded, beyond the occlusion it would be absent. One VA is usually larger than the other; usually the left is larger but can be th ... Read More
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