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Can I know what is left cca and left bifurcation atherosclerotic plaque causing less than 50% stenosis. However no significant hemodynamic stenosis ?

Can I know what is left cca and left bifurcation atherosclerotic plaque causing less than 50% stenosis. However no significant hemodynamic stenosis ?

Left CCA: Left common carotid artery (CCA) and left bifurcation - where the common carotid splits into external carotid(neck/face arteries) and internal carotid (brain arteries) are less than 50% stenosis- narrowed. We only are concerned if more than 70% because only then is there enough disturbance of flow - i.e. hemodynamically significant- to cause problems like strokes. At 505 follow up every year. ...Read more

Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Mild diffuse atherosclerotic plaques are seen w in internal carotid arteries. No hemodynamically significant carotid stenosis per ratio criteria?

Focus on risks: Mild and diffuse atherosclerosis at age 46 implies a need to focus on risk factor modification to achieve primary prevention of stroke and enhance vascular protection. Optimize lipids, avoid smoking, cand control sugar and BP issues. ...Read more

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L5 and s 1 stenosis. is it a permanent condition?

Depends: Lumbar stenosis is typically does not resolve on its own. It usually from hypertrophied ligaments or bones. If, however, stenosis is secondary to a herniated disc, this may resolve on its own. Discs have a fluid-like component which can dessicate over time, and as the disc dries up it lifts pressure off the nerve roots. ...Read more

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What is spine stenosis pain?

What is spine stenosis pain?

Back or Leg Pain: There are two types, one causes back pain and the other leg pain. Both seem to get worse with standing or walking. Don't assume you have spinal stenosis as other conditions can mimic it. See you doctor and get a firm diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is mild central canal stenosis?

See below : Mild central canal stenosis is mild narrowing of the canal which contains the spinal cord. This canal is composed of different aspects of the vertebral bodies. Degenerative changes in the intervertebral discs or vertebral bodies themselves can cause narrowing of the canal. Mild stenosis is usually not symptomatic. ...Read more

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What causes gastric stenosis and is it fixable?

What causes gastric stenosis and is it fixable?

Check out this link.: Take care! http://www.Mdguidelines.Com/pyloric-stenosis-acquired-adult-hypertrophic.

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Why don't doctors intervene when there is a 70% stenosis?

Why don't doctors intervene when there is a 70% stenosis?

Not always curative: In patients with renal artery stenosis several factors are considered to determine if intervention is indicated. If the kidney is already scarred and small and BP is well controlled with 2-3 medications than angioplasty is not indicated even is stenosis is high grade ie 70 % or above. ...Read more

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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more