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Anatomy Of Subclavian Artery
May cause symtoms : Aberrant subclavian artery ( right ) arises directly from aorta crosses behind esophagus , or in front , or front of trachea , may cause difficulty in swallowing , breathing , or even hoarseness due to compression of recurrent laryngeal nerve , is corrected by transecting at aorta & inserting to rt common carotid artery. ...Read more
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
Diffculty in swallow: Diffculty in swallowing and breathing, also difference in BP in both arms. ...Read more
Usually none: 0.5-2% of people have an anomalous right subclavian artery. It is rarely symptomatic, but in some people can cause discomfort with swallowing. ...Read more
In laymans terms, what is retroesopheal right subclavian artery with a 3 CM kommerel diverticulum?
What kind of surgeon performs surgery to correct aberrant subclavian artery? Can the surgery be done laprascopically?
I've had a chronic cough for four years and I've just found out I have an aberrant right subclavian artery What can I do? Thanks.
Make sure cause: of your cough may due to diseases that cause is congenital anomaly ( born with it ) , normally right subclavian arises from right side ( from innominate )aberrant a arises from left side , crosses behind trachea & esophagus there by forming a 'vascular ring that may choke and cause difficulty in swelling, may cough , if this is the case need to reposition it to right by vascular surgeon ...Read more
I just had an endoscopy and a dialation of my esophagus and an aberrant subclavian artery that was pushing on my esophagus, will i need it done again?
If an accident victim had a severed left subclavian artery, which pulse (neck or wrist) would be most affected? Why?
Anantomy test ?: If you hop on the internet you can find the SCA anatomy and follow the SCA to the brachial and then the radial and ulnar and you'll have your answer. But in reality , anyone who severs that artery has a good chance of bleeding out and would probably die if not treated immediately ...., and in that case ALL of your arteries pulses would be 'affected' ...Read more
I have 75% stenosis of left subclavian artery alternating with 100% with back spasms. Arm drk purple, then normal. How long can this go on before seri?
What exactly does it mean to have an anomalous origin to the right subclavian artery, arising from distal aortic arch?
Anatomy: In the picture you see the aortic arch and the 3 vessels coming off. These are the innominate, left carotid and left subclavian. The proximal aorta is coming from your heart and the distal aorta is heading away to your body. Usually the right subclavian would come off the innominate. Yours, probably due to a developmental quirk, comes distal directly off the aorta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found I have a small, pea sized, hard lump, aprox 2.5 inches above the center of my left clavicle, worried about a subclavian artery block or cancer?
Lymph node??: Ask your doc to feel it and give you his opinion as to its nature. ...Read more
Male 31 , CT scan showing Abberrant right subclavian Artery , is this harmful? does it need Surgery?
The vast: majority are asymptomatic and require no treatment. A very small percentage may cause symptoms related to tracheal/esophageal compression.. Aberrant right subclavian artery is an anatomic variation in which the right subclavian artery originates farther along the aortic arch than the normal situation. ...Read more
I have a right vad from subclavian artery to base of skull. I suffer severe neck & head pain esp from exertion. Mri's show my left artery is getting bigger. Will l ever be ok? Can any dr help me?
An MRI to test for HCM says There is a tortuous descending aorta. There is an aberrant right subclavian artery which courses posterior to the trachea?
MRI answers nothing: The MRI answers nothing about HCM. The descending aorta being tortuous points to a long history of hypertension, smoking, and/or high cholesterol. The right subclavian normally passes in front of (not behind) the windpipe. This anomaly probably doesn't mean much, u were probably born with it. With HCM, you want to get an idea of how narrow the outflow tract (aortic valve) is, which is not given. ...Read more
Thx for your help! Would the symptoms of a diverticulum in an aberrant subclavian artery include vertigo, pain in chest, shoulder and throat?
Subclavian artery: Thx for your help! Would the symptoms of a diverticulum in an aberrant subclavian artery include vertigo, pain in chest, shoulder and throat? ANS: Never heard of a diverticulum in an aberrant subclavian artery. Perhaps you mean a diverticulum caused by the artery. Please clarify. Just an aberrant SC artery could cause pain as could an aneurysm. More details please. ...Read more
MRI =Mild" thickening of heart muscle not HOCM.Tortuous descending aorta. Aberrant right subclavian artery which courses posterior to the trachea. ??
Mild thickening's OK: See my comment to your previous post regarding the other findings (tortuous aorta, subclavian artery). The mild thickening of the heart muscle is common, and not necessarily from HCM. It could be the effects of long-standing hypertension. Keeping ur BP low with a -pril or a -sartan (Enalapril, Valsartan, etc.) could even reverse the thickening of the heart. Thanks 4 ur question on HealthTap, & GL! ...Read more
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