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I am a patient with Churg-Strauss Syndrome, who also had a

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Hi Pearl, I am a patient with Churg-Strauss Syndrome, who also had a small stroke in November. One of the findings on an MRA done 3/23 says "right vertebral artery is either absent or severely diminutive". Can you explain what this means and any possible repercussions from this? Thank you, ***** *****
JA: The Neurologist will need to help you with this. Is there anything else important you think the Neurologist should know?
Customer: Other than that I still suffer from minimal weakness on the right side and short term memory loss since the stroke.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I want to cancel. I did not realize there would be a charge
Expert:  Dr Chaithanya replied 1 year ago.


I'm Dr Chaithanya, experienced attending you now

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

there are 4 arteries which bring blood to your brain: left and right carotid arteries and left and right vertebral arteries.

the vertebral arteries travel up next to your spine and into the brain.

sometimes a blood vessel doesn't develop properly when we are formed as a baby.

you are still getting blood to your brain through 3 other arteries.

this finding could have been with you for as long as you have been alive and you really didn't know that you didn't have a right vertebral artery

this is not causing your right sided weakness

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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