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MRA of Brain shows Thrombosis. Does it need a surgery? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I got MRA of Brain done for my father yesterday and report says Thrombosis in Left ICA. What does it mean
Doctor:Is it MRI (Imaging) or MRA (Angiogram).
Doctor:It means of the one of the artery in the brain - XXXXXXX Carotid Artery (ICA) is blocked due to blood clot (thrombus).
Doctor:The report also would have mentioned the percentage of block.
User:Would this be tretaed clinically or does it need surgical intervention
Doctor:The percentage implies the amount/severity of block.
User:Report is silent on the %
Doctor:Whether it requires surgical intervention will depend on the percentage of block.
User:If I mail the scans, would it be possible to see the % of blocks
Doctor:If the block is more than 50% but less than 95% then surgical intervention may be needed.
Doctor:You may scan the whole MRA report and mail it
Doctor:put subject as Attn
User:What kind of surgical interventions are needed is it stent as used in case of blockage of heart arteries
Doctor:Stent or bypass surgery may be needed.
Doctor:Some surgeons try endarterctomy instead of bypass.
User:Thanks Doctor. I will mail the reports. Scans are using DICOM software. I hope that is fine.
Doctor:You may send the scanned images in jpg format.
Doctor:I should be able to receive it.
User:Thanks Sir. I will send it. Bye for now.
Doctor:You may contact the customer support team of XXXXXXX for further assistance if you need any.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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