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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
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
Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.
Can you you explain peak systolic velocity in right internal carotid artery 61.9 and 80.7 in left internal carotid?
Sounds normal: These velocities sound normal. As your carotids narrow, the velocity of blood increases. Sort of like when you put your thumb over the end of a hose. The water moves faster and goes farther. In many labs, the cutoff is 125cm/s. Below this, there may be some narrowing, stenosis, but it is not significant. Discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more
2 things: Carotid artery stenosis means narrowing of the artery. Stroke is death or damage to brain due to circulatory issues. Many strokes (approx 1/3rd) are due to carotid artery disease. Although frequently connected, they are not the same. Many strokes occur without carotid stenosis. Many carotids are completely occluded (slowly) without resultant strokes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Arterial doppler indicates that brachial, ulnar and intraosseous artery are of low resistive pattern. S this normal. Radial artery occluded due to clot?
Unusual: A peripheral artery should have a high resistant pattern on doppler exam. A low resistance may suggest a connection with a vein, arterial venous (av) malformation or av fistula. An injury to the arm may have caused occlusion of the radial artery and also an av fistula. Luckily the ulnar artery is usually the main vessel supplying the hand. Further studies may be needed to define the anatomy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Center of chest: Coronary bypass operation is performed by cutting the breastbone down the middle and opening up the chest. When the parts of the split breast bone are moved to each side the heart is easily reached. Once the coronary vessels have bypasses in place the sternum is brought back to the middle and held with wire sutures that are permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Paraophthalmic aneurysm the same as carotid artery in the brain? Are more risks associated if the carotid artery is coiled like visual disturbances?
Does act angiography show all blockages to the heart like clogged arteries anywhere and everywhere?
Unusual: Typically carotid artery disease causes stroke or TIA by embolic phenomena where a plaque rupture induce clots that travels to the brain. Due to extensive blood flow to brain from two carotid arteries and two vertebral arteries, it's unusual for chronic occlusion in one artery to cause symptoms but it can especially with more proximal occlusion , this can be corrected with bypas surgery or stent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many methods: There are many methods, with varying accuracy. Bmi is simply wt/ht(2). A simple method for %fat is impedance, and trainers often use them. Gold standard for %fat is underwater weighing, bodpod, or dexa. Rmr requires a metabolic cart which is used in hospitals and research labs. Many of these are relegated to research labs. It is usually not necessary to know all this to be healthy. ...Read more
Many possible ways: Clogged heart arteries may be associated with hardening of the vessels in the brain because these 2 conditions have many of the same risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, etc). A clot in the heart may travel in the bloodstream and cause a stroke in the brain. It the heart clot affects the heart's ability to pump blood efficiently to brain, other problems due to that may also occur. ...Read more
No: An aneurysm is an abnormal dilation or bulging of the wall of the blood vessel. If that dilated segment becomes very fragile and thin it can rupture due to the pressure of the blood and bleeding occurs into the brain. This bleeding can cause spasm of surrounding vessels. But most of the vessels do not become "occluded". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oxygen: Arteries carry oxygenated blood and veins carry deoxygenated blood. ...Read more