A 19-year-old male asked:
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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.

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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
38 years experience Vascular Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 17, 2019

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