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Iliac Artery Stenosis Symptoms
Moderate focal stenosis of L common iliac vein as it courses directly dorsal to R common iliac artery. What's it mean, how's it treated? DVT risk?
Need context: Interpretion depends on context for which the study was performed and varies depending on the type of imaging study and associated findings that this report came from. Every test should be interpreted in the context of a thorough history and physical examination with your primary doctor. The most helpful interpretation will come after discussion with the ordering physician. ...Read more
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
What does artherosclerotic calcifacations at the bifurcation and into the right common iliac artery? Is it something to worry about?
PAD/PVD; yes: Atherosclerotic calcification refers to arteries plugged w/calcified cholesterol plaques. Because this occurred in arteries to legs, it means you have peripheral artery/vascular disease. This also means you probably have some blockage in your heart (coronary arteries), too. Possibly even your carotids (in your neck). So yes need to be concerned about this to lower risk for heart attack, stroke etc. ...Read more
Very Serious: Generally speaking common iliac artery aneurysm are recommended for repair at around 3-3.5 cm, but these are often found in association with other types of aneurysms, such as aortic aneurysms or lower extremity arterial aneurysms. Only a vascular surgeon can take your entire history into account and recommend surgery or observation for now. The fact that it is saccular may be significant. ...Read more
Is a right common iliac artery aneurysm genetic? Should siblings and/or sons be checked / have a scan?
It can be: About 20-25% of aneurysms of the aorta and iliac arteries are inherited. A simple arterial scan in a vascular lab of first degree relatives once over the age of 50 is helpful to pick these up. ...Read more
Is a dilated iliac artery 1.8 CM related in anyway to my ascending aortic aneurysm 4.75? I have both.
Compression of left iliac vein as crossed by right iliac artery. Could this be cause for a left sided varicocele? Could it cause testicular pain?
Will, lead to increased collaterals.
Even more if DVT occurs.
The pampiniform plexus is such a collateral. ...Read more
46 years old with bifurcation aorta iliac artery atherosclerosis do I have to wait for a bypass or can a stent be placed severe heart disease in fam?
Get angiogram: If you have aortoiliac iliac disease an angiogram will help define the anatomy. Stent are very effective in this location and are really the first line treatment. At age 46 with family history, modification of diet and life style are very important. No smoking! Cardiac evaluation with stress test with be added to your work up almost certainly. ...Read more
Calcified abd aorta and common iliac arteries, 60% ostial stenosis of coeliac trunk, bloating, abd pain, can't gain weight. Intestinal ischemia?
Yes: From the descriptions on the question I strongly believe you have intestinal ischemia and atherosclerotic vascular disease. Need to to be aggressive ib treatment for reversal of atherosclerosis. Check lipids get on a good regime of cholesterol lowering treatment. See a physician specializing in lipid manangement ...Read more
Is it negligence if a surgeon cuts the iliac artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Surgeon ended up doing an open cholecystectomy. Patient is now having issues.
Hello sir good morning I'm Sunil from India and I have bladder cancer and I have also blockage in aorto iliac with complete block of infrarenal abdominal aorta and right external iliac artery, left common iliac and external iliac arteries with distal ref
Claudication: Which means cram like pains in the calves with walking which gets better with rest and returns with walking. The distance of walking that brings out the pain is called the claudication distance. The shorter the distance the worse is the stenosis. Also, in severe cases the leg loses hair and becomes painful at rest with elevation better with dangling. ...Read more
Can cold weather worsen symptoms of inflammation, occlusion, stenosis and/or dissection (s) found in arteries of the neck and/or head? Pls explain:)
Aretherosclerosis: Of renal artery is most common cause, next is fibromuscular dyplasia. Other causes are uncommon & include neurofibromatosis with a fibroma causing stenosis, arteritis or a renal artery aneurism. Ras itself does not cause symptoms & found during or following work-uop for refractory hypertension. Uncontrolled hypertension can cause headaches & at worst acute heart failure. ...Read more
Can a person put off surgery and not worry much about it if he/she were diagnosed with Celiac Artery Stenosis/90% Occlusion w/ little/no symptoms?
Why: Unfortunately, I can't see the point. You are looking at the main source of blood flow to digestive/absorptive organs. There is likely unusual outside blood flow or there would have more symptoms. If the flow does get blocked & the organs die from lack of adequate blood flow, the patient is likely to die a horrible death. You need your intestines like you need a heart. ...Read more
CT showed hook shaped celiac artery w/stenosis but patent likely due to ligament. Abd pain & nausea after meals. Cause of symptoms? GI tests normal.
Could be: It could be related but this needs to be discussed with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
What could cause peak systolic velocity of right internal carotid artery to be elevated to 130cm/s but no elevation in left ica & no stenosis found?
Carotid disease: Any blood vessel may have a "blockage" due to internal clots/plaque or external pressure. The blockage can be graded and thus roughly estimated to be 25, 50, 50-75, more than 75%. Occasionally 60% is used as a cut off. Those numbers help to compare but also help to determine if blockage is significant enough to cause harm. Less than 50% says it is not significant. Test can monitor changes. ...Read more
Will try: Renal artery stenosis is a blockage of the blood flow to the kidney. This may be associated with high blood pressure. It can be diagnosed with a doppler ultrasound of the renal artery in suspected individuals, or some form of a renal angiogram (such as ct or mr angiograms). The stenosis can be dilated sometimes resulting in a decrease in blood pressure levels. ...Read more
Depends on type: Young people are different than older ones. The disease is slowly progressive esp in the atherosclerotic variety usually in older patients. So, newer research suggests that observation is equivalent to aggressive intervenion in most cases due to similar outcomes. ...Read more
Renal artery stenose: 52 F asks prognosis of RAS. ANS: I specialize in this for over 50 years. A complex question that deserves a 2nd opinion from me. Depends on cause, prior treatment, other problems but almost all can be managed today by BP meds. ...Read more
Stenosis: Stenosis is narrowing so renal artery stenosis is narrowing of an artery that sends blood to you kidney. The effect usually is your blood pressure goes up and in my experience this is the most difficult kind of high blood pressure to manage using medicines. It usually requires some kind of repair - surgery or dilatation. ...Read more
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. It takes time for atherosclerotic plaques to develop, so most patients with carotid artery stenosis are older adults. ...Read more
Yes: Patient with carotid stenosis should be on anti platelet medicine like Aspirin or Plavix, also if tolerated, must be on a statin (cholesterol lowering medicine) like Lipitor (atorvastatin) to stabilize atherosclerotic plaque and prevent its progression to worse stenosis. In cases of symptomatic carotid stenosis above 50% then surgery is better than just medical treatment. ...Read more
High blood pressure:
Patients who have uncontrolled blood pressure despite 3 or more medications at maximal dosages are considered for possible secondary hypertension. Ras is a cause of secondary hypertension.
Also people who are younger than 35 or older than 65 who develop sudden or new onset hypertension, are usually screened.
Unexplained renal failure especially with different sized kidneys should be screened. ...Read more
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