A 33-year-old female asked:
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if i have had an ultrasound of my carotid artery and it's unremarkable, what could a pulsating lump in my neck be?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Jugular: Vein is most likely.
Answered on Dec 23, 2015
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
Also: Could also be a tortuous (curved) carotid. This may have not been reported out on the report if it otherwise looked like a normal variant.
Answered on Feb 17, 2016
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Could be direct : Or indirect pulsation. Should be evaluated for blood flow by ultrasound.
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Yes: It should do this, but a dye study would be a better test for greater accuracy
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