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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 ?
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
Mild diffuse atherosclerotic plaques are seen w in internal carotid arteries. No hemodynamically significant carotid stenosis per ratio criteria?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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