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My friend has persistent trigeminal artery on the left side.

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my friend has persistent trigeminal artery
on the left side. we can't seem to find anyone who knows how to treat her?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she is in Indiana but willing to travel
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she has been to a few doctors but none can treat her.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
Hello
Treat what?
What are the symptoms?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She was diagnosed with persistent trigeminal artery ( Left Side) is that not a diagnosis ?She has dizziness and passes out and has mouth movements.. They did an MRA and saw the problem with the artery
I beleve in the area of the circle of willis..
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
It is an anatomic finding that happens in some people, rarely.
It is not a diagnoses for her symptoms.
It can be associated with other conditions, such as a problem with the artery in the back of the brain, which would be more likely to cause symptoms.
This patient needs to see a neuro surgeon for a consultation, as well as a neurologist.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she has seen 2 neurologists they say they can't help her. That is why I asked.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.
This is generally not a problem.
It is usually an incindental finding.
I would have her see a neuro surgeon to see if this finding has anything to do with her symptoms....probably not.
So, she needs further investigation as to the cause of symptoms.
EEG should be done immediately to rule out atypical seizures.
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