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A 19-year-old male asked:

Noticed a pulsating lump in neck, feels like it is directly to the side of carotid artery. aneurysm or not likely? clean cervical mri 6 months ago.

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Be seen: Any trauma? Most frequently something on top of the carotid. Rare aneurysms. Occasional twist or kink in older persons mri would have spotted an aneurysm generally.
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
39 years experience
Extremely unlikely : This lump may be due to a curve in the artery or just being closer to the skin. It may not even be the artery! an ultrasound of the carotid arteries will tell the story and is safe and painless.
Last updated Jun 17, 2019

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