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Dr. James Dukelow
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Arterial Tortuosity (Overview)

Arterial tortuosity is a condition in which an artery has become twisted (tortuous) and usually longer than normal, when compared to the size/shape of the same artery in normal average people. The elongation and tortuosity may or may not cause symptoms, but some disease conditions can cause elongated, tortuous arteries.


Dr. James Dukelow
4 doctors shared insights

Arterial Tortuosity (Overview)

Arterial tortuosity is a condition in which an artery has become twisted (tortuous) and usually longer than normal, when compared to the size/shape of the same artery in normal average people. The elongation and tortuosity may or may not cause symptoms, but some disease conditions can cause elongated, tortuous arteries.


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Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for arterial tortuosity?

Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for arterial tortuosity?

None needed: Tortuous arteries (as long as they are not blocked or aneurysmal) do not require treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for arterial tortuosity?

None needed: Tortuous arteries (as long as they are not blocked or aneurysmal) do not require treatment. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could hereditary retinal artery tortuosity be cured?

Please tell me, could hereditary retinal artery tortuosity be cured?

No. It is inherited: Hereditary conditions are by definition genetically inherited. However recent research into stem cell treatment of inherited conditions of the eye are beginnjng to be treated and studied Retinal tortuosity can also be caused by carbon monoxide exposure. You would benefit from habing your car muffler checked by your mechanic for leaks and see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can hereditary retinal artery tortuosity be cured? Can any docs explain?

Hereditary tort.: No it cannot be "cured". It is,usually not a cause for concern, although some rare conditions should be checked for. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is tortuosity of the basilar artery and the basilar artery impresses upon the lower brain stem.?

What is tortuosity of the basilar artery and the basilar artery impresses upon the lower brain stem.?

A radiologic descrip: I'll presume you're reading off a radiologic report that involves imaging the arteries within the brain. Description that an artery is 'tortuous' means its curvier than usual, and not abnormal; basilar artery sends blood to brain stem, located in basal part of skull in back of your head; whether any clinical significance to 'impresses on the brain stem' needs to be interpreted by neurologist. ...Read more

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What is mild retinal vascular tortuosity?

What is mild retinal vascular tortuosity?

HTN retinopathy: Hypertension causes changes in the blood vessels of the retina, known as hypertensive retinopathy. One of these changes is an increase in the bending and waviness of the blood vessels along their path. Another change is hardening of the arteries, shown recently to be a precursor of dementia. Get checked for high blood pressure. This is a warning sign that can save you from death or disability. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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