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Ulnar Artery Aneurysm
Ultrasound shows ulnar artery responsible for profusion in the hand. What is profusion of the hand.
Perfusion?: Is it possible there's a typographical error here, and you might have exchanged "profusion" for "perfusion"? Perfusion means the flow of blood through an organ in order to allow gas exchange. Along with the radial artery, the ulnar artery delivers oxygenated blood to the hand -- or, "perfuses" it. ...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
Ulnar artery shows peak velocity at 30 m/s proximally & 20 m/s @ the level of wrist & is responsible for profusion in hand. What does this mean?
Results at dx office: You had a doppler study at your doctors office. You may have had a nerve conduction study as well. Make sure whenever you have a study you review the results with the doctor. In this case a vascular surgeon may have the lab and will review as to whether there is trip basic flow and compare the results to normals. ...Read more
If doppler arterial ultrasound says ulnar artery is supplying flow and collateral flow is good. What is embolism with branch occlusion.
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There are several cause of arterial occlusions.
There are degrees of arterial blockage.
If a clot moves- embolize s it can obstruct multiple vessels and branches causing more tissue to be under circulated-ischemic.
The remaining question is why the radial clotted: embolus, trauma, needle sticks, thoracic outlet and aneurysm.
Need exam. Doppler helps define the location but not the cause. ...Read more
Over the last few days my pulse has become visible at my right ulnar artery (on my wrist, just north of my pinky). No pain in wrist. Is this unusual?
Visible pulses: If you are very lean and physically active it can be completely normal to have visible pulses. ...Read more
Have chronic radial artery occlusion. Having pain. When is coronary bypass done. Good flow in ulnar artery. Advice.
When needed: Having occlude radial artery no major problem ulnar art is there as for pain is it chest pain? Then u should be w/u for that with ur cardiologist with stress test or other, there are other options other than ur radial art for bypass ima r or l saph vein r or l but neede to c ur dr for DX and rec"s. ...Read more
Radial artery occlusion. Middle finger is bent and won't straighten. What is cause. How do u know if ulnar artery is open?
Chronic radial artery occlusion. Pain in hand arterial doppler shows interosseos artery enlarged. Ulnar artery responsbile for profusion. Advice?
I have an occluded rt ulnar artery, since 10/1. Would this cause pain in my wrist, thumb, hand? Achy, burning, with shooting pain. Started after.
Possibly: The radial artery is one of two arteries that supply blood to the hand/wrist/and thumb, in addition to collateral arteries. That is why it is less likely to be due to the arterial occlusion. Achy, burning, shooting pain sounds more like a nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Ischemic pain is usually different although could have some similar attributes to what you describe. ...Read more
See Vein opposite Radial Artery pulsing bulging in time with heart is this Ulnar Artery? Not seen so pronounced in Opposite inner wrist, normal?
Pulsation: The vein most likely is touching the radial artery and moves as the artery pulsates. If this pulsation is much more noticeable than the pulsation of the left radial artery, I would check the blood pressure in both arms to see if there is a significant difference and to see if there is abnormally high bp in the right arm. A vascular surgeon could also check for an aneurysm of the right radial arter ...Read more
Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Ulnar artery is supplying flow to hand. But I am still having pain. Can any treatment be done or m I screwe?
Almost always option:
Please get a consult to a vascular surgeon for discussion of options.
Generally the body compensates in cases of chronic ischemia, recruiting and enlarging blood vessels to try to increase blood flow.
There may also be interventional or surgical options to consider. ...Read more
Ultrasound shows features of chronic total radial artery occlusion with collateral flow in ulnar artery. Can this affect pregnancy.
Not likely BUT...: If the radial artery occlusion is an isolated finding, perhaps from an old injury, then there should be no risk to the pregnancy. However, if you are, or were, a very heavy cigarette smoker and especially if you are diabetic then your radial artery problem could be a symptom of a more general vascular pathology which could have a negative impact on your pregnancy. ...Read more
Radial artery occlusion. Ultrasound radiologist says ulnar artery i'd providing good flow. He says pain may be due yo nerve damage. What is treatment.
I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later? I'm 44 and concerned
Isolated celiac: artery aneurysm is a rare condition. You should be happy that embolization was successful. I don't think you will suffer any remote complications from the procedure itself. Major concern would be development of any other aneurysms in other parts of your body, such as brain or any genetic defect. It seems unlikely that this celiac artery aneurysm was caused by atherosclerosis. ...Read more
Abnormal swelling: There are 2 basic types of femoral aneurysms- pseudoaneurysms- frequently caused by angiograms, and true aneurysms. Pseudoaneurysm treatment depends on the size, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. True aneurysms are treated depending on size, and have the risk of clotting off or tossing debris down the leg. They are also associated with a higher risk of aneurysms of the aorta. ...Read more
Many treatments: Common in women who have delivered children. Usually asymptotic and incidentally discovered. Most experts agree that an aneurysm under 2cm in size is of low risk to rupture. However, it is important to characterize the "aneurysm" correctly and be evaluated by a vascular expert. Coil embolization, surgical ligation with splenectomy, or monitoring may be reasonable. Cta imaging would best. ...Read more
Possibly: Most splenic artery aneurysms are not at any significant risk of rupture & bleeding until they reach around 20 mm so most vascular surgeons recommend following them annually until they reach that size, then repairing them at that time (most often with embolization or stenting rather than surgery). Occasionally an aneurysm will be symptomatic or grow fast & repair would be needed sooner than 20 mm. ...Read more
None: Usually none unless it leaks or bursts and then it's very painful, there is large possibly pulsating lump, and, in the worst case, your blood pressure drops with faintness. Prior to rupture, one may discover an unusually easy to feel pulsation in the crease in the groin which is painless. There's normally a strong pulse there so distinguishing it from an aneurysm may be hard without ultrasound. ...Read more
They are uncommon.:
The celiac axis (or artery) is one of the shortest named arteries. It branches very quickly into the hepatic and splenic arteries. Because it is so short, it is uncommon for it to develop an aneurysm.
They can occur and when their size is appropriate, will require open surgical repair, with an interposition bypass to replace the aneurysmal artery. It is a big operation_ should be expertly done. ...Read more
Depends: The two sizes stated may have different recommendations - size alone will affect which one may need surgery. Hormonal status (i.e. Pre vs post menopausal) can affect decision as well. Additional characteristics of the aneurysm such as calcifications also might impact determination. For the one less than 2 cm and if asymptomatic, an observational strategy is likely. ...Read more
What is the treatment for paraophtalmic artery aneurysm and are there any precautions prior to treatment?
Talk to your Doctor: This is an aneurysm of an artery by the eyes and heading towards the pituitary. The treatment can be open via opening the skull or fixing it with an internal stent. There are many potential problems which you should discuss with your doctor. It would not be prudent for me to have this type of discussion in this forum. ...Read more
What does redemonstration of a patent splenic artery aneurysm maximum dimension on contrast enhanced images is 19mm mean?
"Redemmonstration" means it's been seen before, hopefully a while back, because that means it's stable and not growing.
The aneurysm is a bulge in the artery to your spleen. This can rupture, which is sometimes fatal. 19mm isn't very big, but it's big enough to do something about it. We now have endovascular repair methods, so you wouldn't need surgery. But I recommend you take care of it! ...Read more