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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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What are some common complications from aeortic stenosis?

Several: As aortic stenosis worsens, there is less blood leaving the heart. Complications can result from that decrease blood flow, including passing out, chest pains, or pressures/fluid building up in lungs (chf). Also, there is a higher incidence of avms (arterial-venous malformations) in the intestines leading to GI bleeding. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having stenosis of the spine. What can I expect?

Depends on cause and: Severity. Physical therapy and injections can help early. Pain is usually the first symptoms, and leaning over (flexing the lumbar spine) will make it feel slightly better. If it is progressing, you can start to pinch nerves that go to you your legs (assuming lumbar stenosis). It usually does not progress to something as severe as paralysis unless it is from a bad cause like vertebral instability. ...Read more

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What is involved in clipping spinal nerves for relief of pain from stenosis?

Nerve heating: Spinal nerve clipping is usually done by pain management anesthesiologist by inserting a needle into the back and directing it to the nerve root channel in the spine with x-ray. The needle is then heated to destroy the nerves. It is rare for surgeons to offer open clipping of the nerves. The results vary; some patients have months of relief, some have little benefit. ...Read more

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What does mild bilateral foraminal encroachment with no stenosis or root compression?

It's good news: The space where the nerve goes is narrowed but there is no pressure on the nerves so no need for surgery. ...Read more

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How serious, lesion on R PAV 40% stenosis 9mm lenght. lesion on Mid RCA 20% stenosis 19mm lenght. thank you?

Heart disease: I means you do have heart disease. It would be a good idea to exercise and eat a healthy diet . If you smoke, quit. DASH diet to improve blood pressure and health. I am sure your doctor also recommended a statin medication to lower your cholesterol to prevent further blockage of the blood vessels ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Degenerative changes superimposed upon the developmental central stenosis. what this means? Is it Serious? How is it treated?

Central what?: Hello Mickeylandia ~ I have no idea, you could be talking about the Suez canal! You have to tell me what you are referring to! The back, the neck, the Fallopian tube?? See if you can be a little more specific with a re-write and then I'll give you all the info you need back ! :-)) thanks ...Read more

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What is stenosis of the carotid?

What is stenosis of the carotid?

Narrowing: The carotids are arteries that carry blood up your neck and into your head. Stenosis means narrowing. ...Read more

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In regards to an ultrasound, what is stenosis?

In regards to an ultrasound, what is stenosis?

It is a: narrowing of a lumen leading to variable degrees of blockage. In ultrasound this usually refers to a blood vessel. ...Read more

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What's carotid stenosis?

What's carotid stenosis?

Narrowing of artery: The term refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries which supply blood to the brain. This narrowing is usually caused by the buildup of fatty substances and cholesterol deposits, called plaque. Carotid artery occlusion refers to complete blockage of the artery. When the carotid arteries are obstructed, you are at an increased risk for a stroke, the third leading cause of death in usa. ...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