Doctor insights on: Vertebral artery hypoplasia
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
Normal: This is a very common finding. Vertebral arteries are typical referred to as right or left dominant. This reflects one artery larger than the other. Both of the vertebral arteries join to form a single artery called the basilar artery within the brainstem. Having one artery that is larger than another has little overall impact and is a normal finding on radiology or angiography studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: 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, they are very short. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Smaller than normal: Smaller....less developed than normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Is it likely I have a vertebral artery tear from awkwardly reaching up to grab something while sitting? I could feel pressure on the side of my neck.
Vertebral artery tea: Very unlikely to never heard of this. ...Read more
Schwannoma that is expanding my right neural exit foramen@c3c4 and is encasing the ipsilateral vertebral artery, what symptoms would I have?
There is a dominant right vertebral artery. Outpouch measures 2 mm in width and 4 mm in length. Suspicious for an aneurysm. What does it mean?
My consultant said my right vertebral artery is narrower than the left one. But it is something I have been born with and it is not a problem.
Agree with him: We are different in one way or another. The vertebral arteries help feed the brain. They don't have to be the same diameter. As long as they are delivering enough blood to your brain. ...Read more
The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), affect women to men 3:1 and can cause stroke in people
Vertebral artery sx: The typical presentation of vertebral artery dissection is a young person with severe occipital headache and posterior neck pain following a recent, relatively minor, head or neck injury. Other symptoms: facial pain and numbness, speech difficulty, hoarseness, loss of pain and temperature sensation in the trunk and limbs, loss of taste, hiccups, vertigo, nausea, double vision, or problem swallowi. ...Read more
A tear in the vessel: Arteries are made up of several layers much like an onion. Occaisionally a small tear in the most inner layer can occur. The blood flows through the artery under high pressure. This jet of blood can separate the layers causing the vessel to obstruct (close off). In the vertebral artery this could cause a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vertebral artery compression. Can I have an MRA scan with my head turned right which is what causes my symptoms??
MRI positional: Yes. If the radiologist works with the MRI tech sets up the scan of your neck but many radiologists can look at the standard MRI images and determine the area of question compressing the artery if they know to look for it make sure they have a good history before they read the study ...Read more
MRI also shows vertebral artery flow not well visualized may be markedly diminutive. Sten/rev of flow/occ less likely. CTA if indicated.?
I was stretching and bent my neck quickly sideways hard multiple times. Could my vertebral artery be torn or damaged? I feel slightly dizzy.
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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