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I have a supraclinoid left internal carotid artery aneurysm? What is it and should I be worried thanks

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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I was wondering what are the signs for carotid artery aneurysm?

I was wondering what are the signs for carotid artery aneurysm?

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

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What are the symptoms of a carotid artery aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of a carotid artery aneurysm?

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

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Can you see a carotid artery aneurysm on a neck ct scan with contrast?

Can you see a carotid artery aneurysm on a neck ct scan with contrast?

Yes: Yes, if the CT protocol is correct and you are talking about IV contrast and especially if you are talking about a CT angiogram (CTA). A carotid duplex ultrasound would also show it without radiation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Was originally told I had a dissection of my internal carotid artery.... Now being told it is a pseudo aneurism..... What exactly is the difference?

Was originally told I had a dissection of my internal carotid artery.... Now being told it is a pseudo aneurism..... What exactly is the difference?

See below: An pseudoaneurysm is when there is a breach in the blood vessel (usually due to injury), but the bleeding gets trapped by the surrounding tissue forming a hematoma. A dissection is actual tearing of the layers of the carotid artery - in this case. In general terms, dissection tends to be more of a surgical issue. In both cases, treatment depends on the size, etiology of the condition. ...Read more

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Noticed a pulsating lump in neck, feels like it is directly to the side of carotid artery. Aneurysm or not likely? Clean cervical MRI 6 months ago.

Noticed a pulsating lump in neck, feels like it is directly to the side of carotid artery. Aneurysm or not likely? Clean cervical MRI 6 months ago.

Extremely unlikely: This lump may be due to a curve in the artery or just being closer to the skin. It may not even be the artery! An ultrasound of the carotid arteries will tell the story and is safe and painless. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an mra shows the intracranial right internal carotid artery is narrowed?

What does it mean when an mra shows the intracranial right internal carotid artery is narrowed?

Depends on degree: An mra can show a area of mild to severe narrowing. Usually this means that there is focal atherosclerosis of the vessel.

The consequence of the narrowing depends on how narrow the vessel is, where the vessel is, and if there are alternative routes for blood to use to reach the area of the brain affected by the narrowed blood vessel. ...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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Can you you explain peak systolic velocity in right internal carotid artery 61.9 and 80.7 in left internal carotid?

Can you you explain peak systolic velocity in right internal carotid artery 61.9 and 80.7 in left internal carotid?

Sounds normal: These velocities sound normal. As your carotids narrow, the velocity of blood increases. Sort of like when you put your thumb over the end of a hose. The water moves faster and goes farther.

In many labs, the cutoff is 125cm/s. Below this, there may be some narrowing, stenosis, but it is not significant.

Discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more

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My internal carotid artery spasms at siphon causing me to have tia's. Is there a way to stop the spasms, which will stop the tia's. I can have 5 a day?

Carotid arteries: This seems a worrisome issue. How was it determined specifically? Please discuss this fully with your physicin or consult a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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My mri shows hypolastic right vertibal artery and mild irreularity along the bilaeral segment of internal carotid artery?

My mri shows hypolastic right vertibal artery and mild irreularity along the bilaeral segment of internal carotid artery?

Low value finding.: Why? 2 reasons: 1. Spacial resolution of MRI (even more so than CT) is very low compared to the complexity of the anatomic structures named & 2. Arteries are not being visualized, only a contrast agent within the blood inside the artery. Get & study the image data yourself; compare with Netter anatomy illustrations. Irregularity is c/w artery Ds. Good quality echo of carotid walls far better. ...Read more

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Left internal carotid artery is difficult to evalution in doppler study. What will be impact on health and what is cure for this.?

Left internal carotid artery is difficult to evalution in doppler study. What will be impact on health and what is cure for this.?

Well, . ...: Depending on why you even had the doppler done will answer the question. That simply means anatomically, they may not have seen the carotid well on the study. If you and your Doctor have concerns about the patency of the Artery, then a dye study could be ordered to confirm this since the doppler was inadequate. ...Read more

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Bilateral high flow in common carotid artery and internal carotid artery with normal end diastolic velocity and no stenosis. Is this normal?

How high is high?: Increased flow without stenosis can happen if the cardiac output is very high or there is tortuosity if the arteries Generally don't worry until systolic velocity is over 200 cm/sec and even then it is probably ok with normal diastolic velocity why did you get the test? IF you are asymptomtic I would not worry too much ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have 1-15% stenosis of right and left internal carotid artery and that clinical correlation recommended?

What does it mean when you have 1-15% stenosis of right and left internal carotid artery and that clinical correlation recommended?

Mild narrowing: The cutoff for a signicant or abnormal is 50% narrowing or greater. Minor narrowing < 30% is considered normal. Clinical correlation means to ask your doctor what the test means for you as an individual. ...Read more

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Left internal carotid artery blocked yet there is no brain damage. How is this possible?

Left internal carotid artery blocked yet there is no brain damage. How is this possible?

Blood flow: To your brain is passing through collateral vessels. Wiki circle of willis. ...Read more

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What are the options for someone with a spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection that did not heal after 6 months and is taking aspirin daily?

Carotid dissection: This is serious and options depends on the location. At any rate dissections can be very dangerous and may result in stroke or bleeding. Please see a vascular surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more

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MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side there's robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?

MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side there's 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

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I have pulsatile tinnitus in left ear, and significant tortuosity of the left upper internal carotid artery below the skull base. Is there a cure?

I have pulsatile tinnitus in left ear, and significant tortuosity of the left upper internal carotid artery below the skull base. Is there a cure?

Anatomical variant: These findings are anatomical variants and can not be really treated. The tortuous internal carotid artery is not the reason for the pulsatilla timnitis. If the circle of Willis is clean - no intervention is necessary. If you are bothered by the tinnitus you could get a hearing test and find out where you hearing, you can then get tinnitis masker from your local ent ...Read more

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Morning glory disk anomaly with ipsilateral capillary hemangioma, agenesis of the internal carotid artery, and horner syndrome: a variant of phaces syndrome?

Morning glory disk anomaly with ipsilateral capillary hemangioma, agenesis of the internal carotid artery, and horner syndrome: a variant of phaces syndrome?

Will Eye Hospital: Recommend you travel to see the retinal service at the wills eye hospital in philadelphia, pa. Would recommend dr. Gerry shields and dr. Carol shields. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not likely: If you've had an angiogram 2 wks ago showing all was ok, doubtful the pain is from the aneurysm. They need to look for other causes, ie muscle strain or disc problem in neck, stress, etc. See your doctor and ask them what else could be causing these symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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If an embolus travels through the heart and up a carotid artery, can it cause an aneurysm?

No: It doesn't stop in the carotid (which is a large artery). It keeps right on moving until it comes to a vessel that's too small for passage and then it becomes lodged there and obstructs circulation. Since the carotids supply the brain, these emboli cause strokes. ...Read more

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As soon as an embolus travels through the heart and up a carotid artery can it cause an aneurysm?

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

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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

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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

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

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Sharp throbbing pains each side of throat in front in internal carotid artery region. Ears feel clogged/fuzzy. Right LN swollen. Worse with exertion?

Sharp throbbing pains each side of throat in front in internal carotid artery region. Ears feel clogged/fuzzy. Right LN swollen. Worse with exertion?

An infection: It sounds like you have a viral or bacterial infection. Get a throat culture to make sure you do not have strep throat which is usually the only reason that you may need antibiotics for this. In the meantime, tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin, fluids, chloraseptic or cepastat and rest. If you get much worse, severe headaches, throat closes, or shortness of breath, or anything else scary, then go to the ER ...Read more

Carotid Arteries (Definition)

The carotid arteries start in the chest and progress up the sides of the neck. About mid neck they split and one branch supplies blood to the face the, the other continues without branches into the skull and supplies ...Read more


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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more