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There is a dominant right vertebral artery. Outpouch measures 2 mm in width and 4 mm in length.suspicious for an aneurysm. What does it mean?

 There is a dominant right
vertebral artery. Outpouch measures 2 mm in width and 4 mm in length.suspicious for an aneurysm. What does it mean?

It means just what-: - U said. It,the study, was telling Ur treating physician 2 have this evaluated this further. It is definitely abnormal & needs more studies such as an arteriography of the vessel. ...Read more

Vertebral Artery (Definition)

A vertebral artery is a small artery that comes of of the aorta (the biggest vessel in the body that takes oxygenated blood away form the heart to deliver to the rest of the body) to give blood to the vertebrae. There are two arteries , one right and one left until the aorta splits. Since the aorta runs right next to the vertebral column, ...Read more


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Could a past vertebral artery aneurism(?) present as a cyst on a cspine MRI (without contrast) at c6-7?

Could a past vertebral artery aneurism(?) present as a cyst on a cspine MRI (without contrast) at c6-7?

Ask radiologist: This may be a legitimate question to ask the radiologist who viewed your mri. You should make sure that he is aware of your medical history when he takes a second look at the mri. He may also suggest that you do a ct angiogram or a mra study (rather than a non contrast mri) to specifically key in on the blood vessels of that region. ...Read more

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What is hypoplastic right vertebral artery?

What is hypoplastic right vertebral artery?

Normal variant: Hypoplastic right vertebral artery implies that this artery is very small and its function is taken over by the left vertebral artery. This is a normal variant and does not cause any problems unless you develop significant blockage in the left vertebral artery such as happens with vertebral artery dissection. ...Read more

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Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would i have?

Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would i have?

Slow....: Because these benign tumors grow so slowly, you may have no symptoms if the tumor slowly sqeeuzes the vertebral artery off. There is the possibility of pain in the c4 root. A stroke is not impossible. ...Read more

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My consultant said my right vertebral artery is narrower than the left one. but it is something i have been born with and it is not a problem.

My consultant said my right vertebral artery is narrower than the left one. but it  is something  i have been born with  and  it is not a problem.

Agree with him: We are different in one way or another. The vertebral arteries help feed the brain. They don't have to be the same diameter. As long as they are delivering enough blood to your brain. ...Read more

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I have a Vertebral Artery Dolichoectasia compressing my brainstem. Search my vids on youtube typing "engelman brainstem compression". What d u think?

I have a Vertebral Artery Dolichoectasia compressing my brainstem.  Search my vids on youtube typing "engelman brainstem compression". What d u think?

Vertebral artery: Compression of the brain stem by a vertebral artery can cause many neurological signs based on the location of the compressed brain and the exiting cranial nerves. A cerebrovascular surgeon can determine whether the vertebral artery is causing symptoms and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I need to know what is vertebral artery dissection?

Separation of vessel: Vertebral artery dissection is separation or splitting of the layers of the blood vessel wall. This is often related to trauma, and may result in posterior neck pain and vessel clotting or narrowing. You should se a vascular surgeon for consultation. ...Read more

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Is vertebral artery dissection curable?

Is vertebral artery dissection curable?

Generally not: The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), affect women to men 3:1 and can cause stroke in people head trauma, yoga, painting a ceiling. 50% have hbp. Treatment is supportive. Blood thinners are used if bleeding is ruled out. Surgery is not usually an option. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vertebral artery?

What is the definition or description of: vertebral artery?

See below: A vertebral artery is a small artery that comes of of the aorta (the biggest vessel in the body that takes oxygenated blood away form the heart to deliver to the rest of the body) to give blood to the vertebrae. There are two arteries , one right and one left until the aorta splits. Since the aorta runs right next to the vertebral column, they are very short. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more