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vertebral artery hypoplasia

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
13 years experience Pediatrics
Small..: It means that one was born with a small right vertebral artery.
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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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Dr. James Stone
17 years experience Interventional Radiology
Normal: This is a very common finding. Vertebral arteries are typical referred to as right or left dominant. This reflects one artery larger than the other. B ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Artery to the brain: The vertebral arteries are blood vessel which deliver blood into the brain from the back of the neck. They arise from the sublclavian arteries which ... Read More
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Vertebral artery: The vertebral arteries run up your neck towards your head. The actually run through small holes or foramina within the cervical verterbrae which both ... Read More
Dr. Jason Boyer
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See below: A vertebral artery is a small artery that comes of of the aorta (the biggest vessel in the body that takes oxygenated blood away form the heart to de ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
32 years experience Cardiology
Normal variant: Hypoplastic right vertebral artery implies that this artery is very small and its function is taken over by the left vertebral artery. This is a norma ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Smaller than normal: Smaller....less developed than normal
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Congenital: You were born with it that way and it doesn't matter, so forget about it. Your left vertebral artery, left carotid and right carotid are handling the ... Read More
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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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
Placed in both: I have experience in deploying stents in both carotid and vertebral arteries. Mostly these are treated with surgery but stenting is a viable option in ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
30 years experience Neurology
Slow....: Because these benign tumors grow so slowly, you may have no symptoms if the tumor slowly sqeeuzes the vertebral artery off. There is the possibility ... Read More
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