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Congential Variation Left Vertebral Artery
Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
MRI =Mild" thickening of heart muscle not HOCM.Tortuous descending aorta. Aberrant right subclavian artery which courses posterior to the trachea. ??
Mild thickening's OK: See my comment to your previous post regarding the other findings (tortuous aorta, subclavian artery). The mild thickening of the heart muscle is common, and not necessarily from HCM. It could be the effects of long-standing hypertension. Keeping ur BP low with a -pril or a -sartan (Enalapril, Valsartan, etc.) could even reverse the thickening of the heart. Thanks 4 ur question on HealthTap, & GL! ...Read more
MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?
Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint. Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more
I had CT/Angio of neck they found minimal aortic arch calcification, mild ectasia of the proximal left vertebral artery over a focal segment.
Would left coronary artery blockage produce ischemia of left ventricle and right axis deviation on ekg?
MRA report. Nonvisualization right A1 &P1 segment. Rt anterior cerebral artery. Congenital or acquired occlusion. What does this mean ?
MRA report: The correct thing to do is to ask the physician who ordered the test to explain the findings to you ...Read more
Normal variant: Hypoplastic right vertebral artery implies that this artery is very small and its function is taken over by the left vertebral artery. This is a normal variant and does not cause any problems unless you develop significant blockage in the left vertebral artery such as happens with vertebral artery dissection. ...Read more
Medullary compressio: This is not an uncommon finding in people over 65 on mri scan. It is significant if you are having symptoms such as dizziness, black out spells or blood pressure fluctuations. It can frequently such be followed by a neurologic professional, but should generally be evaluated by someone with experience in cerebrovascular disease. ...Read more
" hypoplasia of the left anterior cerebral artery a1 segment is noted. Impression: normal mra of the circle of willis." what does above hypoplasia mea
Unusually small: That finding means that one of the arterial branches in your brain didn't develop fully. Not to worry though because if the report is'normal' that brain territory is getting blood from elsewhere. Many people have hypoplasia of a segmental artery which is usually inconsequential. ...Read more
My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?
Mostly a normal: Variant. Every fetus has one, but in most it involutes before birth. 0.3% of the general population has one. It is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system. Left svc draining into coronary sinus is expected 90% of the time. Discuss with your doctor the significance in your case of the mild dilation of the pulmonary artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk of stroke: The internal carotid artery enters the skull through a canal in the petrous bone (one of the skull bones). Stenosis of the canal can occur with osteopetrosis that could extrinsically compress internal carotid artery. More commonly, atherosclerosis can lead to intrinsic stenosis of the carotid artery. In either situation, the individual is at increased risk of stroke. See physician soon. ...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.
Hit in neck 7wks ago mri-chronic cervical spondylosis c56c67 degenerative bony narrowings left sided associated mild left facet arthropathy. Worried?
Common findings: The MRI seems to describe very common degenerative type changes at typical locations in the neck. They are described as chronic, which indicates these are due to wear and tear over time and not likely related to your being hit in the neck. These changes will likely continue to happen over the course of a lifetime and may be a source of pain in your neck and/or arms from time to time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small..: It means that one was born with a small right vertebral artery. ...Read more
1. Ct scan shows 30% stenosis in the proximal vessel, 30-50% stenosis in the mid-vessel in left anterior descending artery. What procedure is needed?
My husband is 45 yrs of age .CT coronary angiography reveals significant short segment stenosis In mid circumflex. No stenosis in rest of the arteries?
Possible...: Isolated lesions are possible.......the test only picks macroscopic lesions bigger than crtain size. ...Read more
2.5mm sized nondominant artery with focal significant (70)% stenosis, distal to 1st rv branch;mixed wall plaque for length of 7mm rest of rca is normal?
radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?
A vertebral artery is a small artery that comes of of the aorta (the biggest vessel in the body that takes oxygenated blood away form the heart to deliver to the rest of the body) to give blood to the vertebrae. There are two arteries , one right and one left until the aorta splits. Since the aorta runs right next to the vertebral column, ...Read more
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