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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?

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

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Artery (Definition)

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


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What does artherosclerotic calcifacations at the bifurcation and into the right common iliac artery? Is it something to worry about?

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

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Is a 2.2 CM common iliac artery saccular aneurysm considered very serious?

Is a 2.2 CM common iliac artery saccular aneurysm considered very serious?

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

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Is a right common iliac artery aneurysm genetic? Should siblings and/or sons be checked / have a scan?

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

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Is a dilated iliac artery 1.8 CM related in anyway to my ascending aortic aneurysm 4.75? I have both.

Is a dilated iliac artery 1.8 CM related in anyway to my ascending aortic aneurysm 4.75? I have both.

Yes: They are part of the same process -- if you end up having the aortic aneurysm repaired, it is likely that your vascular surgeon will also fix the iliac aneurysm at the same time. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Calcified abd aorta and common iliac arteries, 60% ostial stenosis of coeliac trunk, bloating, abd pain, can't gain weight. Intestinal ischemia?

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

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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.

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.

Accidental: Known complication of laparoscopic surgery.
There are several kinds of issues, and she should follow with a vascular surgeon if the findings are vascular.
The general, surgeon has knowledge and interest in her full recovery. ...Read more

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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

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

Cancer needs to be: Followed by your doctors Mr. Sunil. You can consult w/them and add a nutritional component to your healing program. The work of Patrick Quillan, PhD is available on Amazon and the net. He worked at the Cancer Centers of America. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

What are some symptoms of femoral artery stenosis?

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

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Can cold weather worsen symptoms of inflammation, occlusion, stenosis and/or dissection (s) found in arteries of the neck and/or head? Pls explain:)

Can cold weather worsen symptoms of inflammation, occlusion, stenosis and/or dissection (s) found in arteries of the neck and/or head? Pls explain:)

Yes to some.: Cold weather often makes symptoms of inflammation worse, but stenosis, occlusion and dissection should not be affected by temperature. ...Read more

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What are all the causes and symptoms of renal artery stenosis?

What are all the causes and symptoms of renal artery stenosis?

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

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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?

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

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Could you please tell me what the symptoms of mesenteric artery stenosis would be also pooping bright red blood a lot of tummy pain?

These are not: Normal symptoms and potentially they are serious to life threatening. They could be mesenteric artery stenosis but also a multitude of additional diagnoses. You need to see a health care provider as soon as possible. Do not delay. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Peak velocity: Sometimes what is being recorded is not the velocity in the internal carotid but an adjacent artery such as external carotid. This could also be related to high flow situations or other technical factors. ...Read more

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What does less than 50% stenosis in bilateral corotid arteries actually mean?

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

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Is there any way besides surgery to reverse plaque and stenosis in arteries?

Plant base diet: Treat risk factors. Reverse high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Stop smoking. Eat mostly plant based nutrition. Engage in exercise. Stress reduction. See my book Your Vibrant Heart. ...Read more

Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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Stenosis (Definition)

Constriction or narrowing of something - duct, artery, passage way such as the outlet of the stomach into the small ...Read more