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tortuous basilar artery

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Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Twisty.: Usually not a problem.
Dr. John Ho
Dr. John Ho answered
26 years experience Interventional Radiology
Basilar: It usually means nothing unless there is a reason to have to navigate it

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A female asked:
Dr. Hillel Baldwin
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Medullary compressio: This is not an uncommon finding in people over 65 on mri scan. It is significant if you are having symptoms such as dizziness, black out spells or bl ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Vertrebrobasilar: Were you started on full anticoagulation (warfarin/coumadin)? If so the bleeding gums could be secondary to therapy. The vertebrobasilar arterial bloc ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Yours are?: Intracranial arteries may change slightly in caliber, and with bleeding may react with spasm, but do not become tortuous with severe headaches of any ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Need history of symp: Do you have any symptoms that led you to have a CT/ Angio done? The doctor who ordered this testing is expected to explain these finding to you. Did y ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
MRI answers nothing: The MRI answers nothing about HCM. The descending aorta being tortuous points to a long history of hypertension, smoking, and/or high cholesterol. The ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Know the cause first: Before you can be treated (or attempted to be "cured"), you need to figure out the cause of the tinnitus. Many possibilities include hypertension, med ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Mild thickening's OK: See my comment to your previous post regarding the other findings (tortuous aorta, subclavian artery). The mild thickening of the heart muscle is comm ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : For the noise in your ear they make noise damper devices. There is no medication in surgery would do a lot more harm than good as long as the blood fl ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Basilar for brainstm: The top of the basilar artery is like a fork in the road. When a blood clot affects this area, small strokes can occur in the brainstem, causing numb ... Read More

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