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Is carotid artery surgery safe?

I have a dissected right carotid artery with an aneurysm. I was informed that if I surgery to correct it that there would be a 50/50 chance of the surgery being fatal. Is this true? I m only 52 years old I ve had this for 2 years.I go in for regular MRI s and CT scans but just worry about if it.
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

After going through your medical details I understand your concern and I would like to tell you that dissected carotid aneurysm means you are already at death risk , in such case going for carotid surgery means you are giving yourself 50% chances to live and is highly recommended to go for this as soon as possible.

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