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i have bilateral carotid artery dissections that are 100% occluded for 1 year. is it possible they will recanalize after so long?

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Dr. Taras Kucher
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unlikely.: Dissections usually recanalize withing 3 months. Sounds like the blood flow is routed to vertebrals now.
Answered on May 1, 2013
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Dr. Richard Sanders
67 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: But it is unlikely. If you have survived one year with both carotid arteries occluded by dissections you are very lucky. If you have no symptoms you might get away without surgery. Do you have other diseases or any symptoms?
Answered on Dec 23, 2012

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