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How dangerous is carotid body tumor?

How dangerous is carotid body tumor?

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

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Should I go for surgery in carotid body tumor?What are the risk in operation?It would become successful or not?

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

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How much cost in operation excision carotid body tumor?

Local Question: This international health website has no ability to answer your question about surgery in your home country. This question must be directed to your local surgeon. ...Read more

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Difference bw branchial cyst and carotid body tumor and anuresym of carotid ?

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

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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?

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
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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

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Could you lose function to certain parts of the body if nerves around a internal or external carotid artery were cut?

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

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Does the cartoid body in the neck feel small, squishy and move around? I feel something moveable that pulses

Does the cartoid body in the neck feel small, squishy and move around? I feel something moveable that pulses

Anxiety: Yes, but why are you asking the question? How is this related to any medical or health related issue you may be facing? Is this part of your anxiety disorder? Anatomy questions can easily be looked up on line or in an anatomy book. ...Read more

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What does carotid upstroke mean?

What does carotid upstroke mean?

Carotid: The pulse wave in the carotid has an upstroke and a down stroke. The up is the stroke volume filling the arteries, the down is the relaxation phase. ...Read more

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What does carotid upstrokes 1+ mean?

What does carotid upstrokes 1+ mean?

It is a grading: system for recording the strength(amplitude) of the pulse, 0(absent) through +4(bounding). +1 would imply a decreased or weakened pulse, for example due to shock. ...Read more

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Test states my carotid upstroke is 1+, what could this mean?

Test states my carotid upstroke  is 1+, what could this mean?

It is a grading: system for recording the strength(amplitude) of the pulse, 0(absent) through +4(bounding). +1 would imply a decreased or weakened pulse, for example due to shock. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the new procedures for clogged carotids?

I was wondering what are the new procedures for clogged carotids?

Stents: Carotid stents are an option for treatment of carotid artery disease. As an interventional radiologist, I have been treating patients with carotid stents since 1999-2000. Make sure your doctor is well trained and has experience. ...Read more

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What is a carotid duplex scan?

What is a carotid duplex scan?

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 more

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Do carotid stents cause strokes?

Do carotid stents cause strokes?

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 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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When should you have carotid surgery?

When should you have carotid surgery?

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 more

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How is an ultrasound of carotids done?

How is an ultrasound of carotids done?

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

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Is it normal to have a visible carotid pulse?

Carotid: It is not necessarily abnormal. Some people have prominent carotid pulses and that is usually the case. If it is really large when someone examines it, there is a small chance of a carotid artery aneurysm, but that is not common. ...Read more