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Carotid Terminus Aneurysm
Recently I was told I may have an aneurysm 8×11mm just above my left carotid terminus. Is that in my head or in my neck?
Head: Carotid passes through neck into head and ends ('terminates') ...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 more
Quite thin person 149lbs could right pulsation in carotid with feeling but not hearing it while lying down be sign of aneurysm or is it normal pulse?
Probably normal. But: Ur doc can easily tell one from the other, usually by doing no more than a careful physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Few: Abnormal pulsation in the neck, prominent visible structure in the neck, otherwise these aneurysms produce no symptoms. Rarely tia's or stroke sx are noted. ...Read more
I have 8m brain carotid aneurysm. Under huge stress at home, I'm waiting for surgery. Could I take Valium 2mg? Would it affect my aneurysm? Thanks
Aneurysm rupture: Cerebral aneurysms rupture at a rate of 1-2% per year. High blood pressure and smoking can increase this percentage. Stress has not been shown to increase risk of rupture unless it elevates blood pressure. Anti anxiety drugs may improve your sleep and stress, but should not have a effect of aneurysm rupture risk. ...Read more
I have 8m carotid brain aneurysm. I drink red wine every night because I'm terrified it will burst while waiting for coiling. Is this ok? Thanks
Don't worry.: No very heavy lifting. No smoking. See brainaneurysm. Com and taafonline. Com. ...Read more
Since coiling of brain aneurysm on right carotid artery, I had 3 tia's weeks after surgery. 6 months has past, but I'm scared of having a major stroke?
I have a supraclinoid left internal carotid artery aneurysm? What is it and should I be worried thanks
See: Brainaneurysm. Com and taafonline. Org for good info. Seek treatment plan from a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
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?
Is the risk 1% correct of a brain bleed from a carotid aneurysm? Unsure now about surgery due 7% complication risk of a bleed during coiling.
See: Brainaneurysm. Com and taafonline. Org for more info. ...Read more
Had aneurysm coiled right internal carotid. Now loud whooshing in right ear. Recent MRI with contrast showed all clear. Any idea what it can be?
Need to be evaluated:
There are several possibilities, ranging from non-threatening (including dilated veins or changes in blood flow patterns) to serious conditions (including a dissection of the carotid artery, a dural arteriovenous fistula, or a narrowing of the carotid artery).
You should have a thorough evaluation of your neck and brain vessels. ...Read more
Cardiologist said Aneurysm External and Internal Carotid very rare in Neck and rare inside Sternal Head andJugular Notch No Ultrasound Needed? True?
I assume there are no symptoms.
Aneurysms are rare but do occur. See: http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/S0741521400498800
Why not instead worry about garden variety plaque/stenosis in a 49 yo and try for a screening carotid U/S? No harm in a screening U/S, but may not be so available in the UK.
Would advise if a signif. History of smoking or family history of vascular disease. ...Read more
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 more
As soon as an embolus travels through the heart and up a carotid artery can it cause an aneurysm?
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
Paraophthalmic aneurysm the same as carotid artery in the brain? Are more risks associated if the carotid artery is coiled like visual disturbances?
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
Mri said aneurysm 8ml and CT angio said 6m. Which is correct? It's carotid berry anurysim suitable for coiling. Told 1% risk bleed & 7% surgey risk?
Both: It depends on the angle. You need to consult a neurosurgeon you trust and review all your options. ...Read more
Pea sized lump on area of scm in neck, for 2 months Hard to move Could this be aneurysm of carotid artery? Will see doc next week, want to ease nerves
Easy does it: A firm palpable lump on the anterior neck is very unlikely to be related to the carotid. If it is pulsating, that would be more worrisome. ...Read more