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Malignancy: Most carotid body tumors are benign. Only a very small number are malignant, but there is no way to tell unless it is excised and inspected by a pathologist. Depending on its extent and involvement with surrounding tissues, the operation to remove them is relatively straightforward. Discuss with a board-certified vascular surgeon to learn more. ...Read more
Endo: See an endocrinologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should I go for surgery in carotid body tumor?What are the risk in operation?It would become successful or not?
Ys If you want to ge: Follow your doctor's advice. Once you have a tumor you need to get rid of it, otherwise it will cause you detriment...it is just a matter of time. So I would advise surgical removal to be done by an expert. A second opinion can also help to make certain that you have found the best professional to take care of this rare disease entity. ...Read more
Neck masses: These are three distinct causes of a neck mass. You'll get some more imaging studies that will distinguish them. Branchial cleft cysts are very common and usually a non-problem. Carotid body tumors are very rare but need to be ruled out. Carotid aneurysms are strongly pulsatile. Stay involved with your diagnosis and best wishes. ...Read more
70+ Am i right to be against Statins from my research find adverse affect on liver and body have Carotids 50%Occ Plaviv+fabrizate may
not be working?
Lipid level?: By our guidelines, the best medical care includes treatment with a statin. The risk of liver or other serious side effects is quite low. The risk of you carotid, and possibly other atherosclerotic disease progressing and causing an event is much higher. ...Read more
Could you lose function to certain parts of the body if nerves around a internal or external carotid artery were cut?
Yes: There are two main nerves that are in the area of the carotid artery. Above the bifurcation of the Internal and external carotid is the hypglossal which controls the toungue. If cut, the toungue will deviate to the side of the injury. The other main nerve is the vagus. It is located between the common carotid and int jugular, if cut would be disasterous ...Read more
Does the cartoid body in the neck feel small, squishy and move around? I feel something moveable that pulses
Ultrasound study: Carotid duplex is an ultrasound study to evaluate the carotid (and usually the vertebral) arteries (to the brain) for narrowing and blockage. Blood flow is measured using doppler ultrasound to define areas of stenosis (narrowing). It is an outpatient study with no preparation. You just need to lie quietly on a table while the probe is placed against your neck. The exam is totally painless. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: It is possible to develop a stroke during carotid stent placement (~ 4% in optimal patients). However the carotid stent is effective at preventing further strokes and that is why they are placed. At this point carotid stents are reserved for patients who are at high risk for open carotid endarterectomy (surgery). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Symptoms or >80%: Carotid endartectomy (cea) is a scientifically proven, remarkably effective procedure which prevents stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis or high grade (i.e. Greater than 80%) asymptomatic stenosis. It is a very durable and long lasting procedure and has a very high success rate when performed by an experienced vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carotid ultrasound: Carotid ultrasound is performed using a gel on the skin and by applying a probe to the neck adjacent to the carotid arteries. The probe uses sound waves to measure the width of the vessel, the velocity of blood flow, and other variables. ...Read more