11 doctors weighed in:

Can a carotid stent be visible from the outside?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Carotid stents can not be seen from the outside.
It takes an x-ray to be able to visualize the carotid stent.

In brief: No

Carotid stents can not be seen from the outside.
It takes an x-ray to be able to visualize the carotid stent.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Andris Kazmers
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Carotid stent

Carotid stent is not ordinarily visible from the outside.

In brief: Carotid stent

Carotid stent is not ordinarily visible from the outside.
Dr. Andris Kazmers
Dr. Andris Kazmers
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Not usually

May see distortion of skin in very thin patients.

In brief: Not usually

May see distortion of skin in very thin patients.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No

The stent goes inside the artery which is deep in your neck.
It can not be seen from the outside.

In brief: No

The stent goes inside the artery which is deep in your neck.
It can not be seen from the outside.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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