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Carotid Artery Aneurysm Symptoms
Mass or stroke: Most often present as pulsatile mass in the neck usually painless. They can embolize or thrombose, which is rare, causing stroke . In cases of large ones they can compress surrounding structures like cranial nerves , larynx ( causing hoarseness) or pharynx (causing trouble swallowing ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Subtle: The physical signs include a pulsatile neck mass. Otherwise, the findings are generally what you would expect from carotid disease in general. Since this a specific question, it soynds like you see something now. Follow up with your doctor for an examination and probably a carotid ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a supraclinoid left internal carotid artery aneurysm? What is it and should I be worried thanks
Noticed a pulsating lump in neck, feels like it is directly to the side of carotid artery. Aneurysm or not likely? Clean cervical MRI 6 months ago.
I have pain on the right side at the base of my skull. I had an uruptured aneurysm coiled a year ago on my right carotid artery is this why?
Internal carotid artery dissection and exercise...My dissection has mostly healed (2mm aneurysm remains) over the last 20 months. What kind of exercise can I do and at what intensity?
Ask UR cardiologist: Whoever is following you medically needs to be involved in this discussion, as their recommendations is what you'll need to follow closely. Give your doctor a call, and she what s/he says. You don't want to aggrevate the remaining 2 mm aneursym present. This is a great question, and glad you are exercising carefully! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It doesn't stop in the carotid (which is a large artery). It keeps right on moving until it comes to a vessel that's too small for passage and then it becomes lodged there and obstructs circulation. Since the carotids supply the brain, these emboli cause strokes. ...Read more
Blockage: Usually an embolus from the heart to the carotids causes obstruction of blood flow either in the carotid artery or other blood vessels feeding the brain. An aneurysm can occur without blockage or embolus and is usually related to an abnormality in the wall of the blood vessel. ...Read more
Will undergo an MRI of the aorta. Will the doc c all of the aorta from iliac to the carotid arteries? and will they c aneurysms of carotid arteris?
Maybe: Depends on the technique they employ. It is certainly entirely possible to accurately see the carotids if they include it in the field of view. ...Read more
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