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Doctor insights on: Cerebral Artery Thrombosis Or Dissection With Encephalomalacia

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What are the differences between thrombosis in cerebral venous and arterial systems?

What are the differences between thrombosis in cerebral venous and arterial systems?

Different causes: Arterial thrombosis is usually caused by clots either in the heart or in the arteries that lead from the heart to the brain, most often the carotid arteries. Venous thrombosis has nothing to due with atherosclerosis and is often due to inflammation in the sinuses or head and neck. May also be due to venous congestion. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Artery (Definition)

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


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Can you please define fetal origin of the right posterior cerebral artery?

Can you please define fetal origin of the right posterior cerebral artery?

See below: The posterior cerebral artery has its origin from the right carotid artery instead of from the basilar artery. This is a common anatomic variation that can occur in up to 30% of the population. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about cerebral vascular accident and middle cerebral artery (mca)?

Do you know anything about cerebral vascular accident and middle cerebral artery (mca)?

Stroke: The middle cerebral artery is the largest intracranial branch of the carotid artery. Complete occlusion of the mca can result in a devastating stroke. ...Read more

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In a recent exam my mom discovered that, she don't have the posterior cerebral artery. Is this normal?

There are 2.: Normally there are 2 posterior cerebral arteries. If one or both are missing it is abnormal. ...Read more

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What is cerebral artery occlusion?

Clot: It is when something blocks blood flow through one of the cerebral arteries or their branches; often, this is a clot, and can result in a stroke. ...Read more

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Right middle cerebral artery vascular accident death, is this heredtary?

Hmmmm...: The propensity to have a stroke can be genetic. The specific arterial occlusion, not necessarily. But, high colesterol, high blood pressure and family history of stroke put you in a higher risk catagory. If you smoke you increase your risk exponentially. Lifestyle modification can be key. If on the otherhand you are talking about aneurysms--that could very well be linked. ...Read more

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What does "minimal ectasia versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery" mean??

Artery wider there: Slight widening of the cerebral artery compared to the majority of the artery. No need for concern but needs to be followed by serial scans. Suggest MRI because of less (0) radiation over the years ...Read more

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What does it mean when "minimal ectasia versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery?"

What does it mean when "minimal ectasia versus tiny aneurysm of the P1 segment of the left posterior cerebral artery?"

Abnormality: The wording suggests that one if the blood vessels that supplies the posterior part of your brain is dilated. This could be from weakening of the walls of the vessel most likely from a congenital problem in the young and atherosclerosis in the elderly. ...Read more

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Who is the best doctor in the country to treat severe stenosis in the distal p2 segment of the right posterior cerebral artery?

Hard to answer: The first thing to answer is whether you need treatment for it. If so, you are looking at an interventional neuroradiologist who would potentially treat the narrowing with ballon angioplasty. This is not a procedure without risk! ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Thrombosis (Definition)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more