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Is there any treatment for fibromuscular dysplasia of internal carotid artery?

I was diagnosed with fibromuscular dysplasia of the right internal carotid artery at the base of my skull. I was told 17 years ago the technology did not exist to do a bypass on the artery. Is the technology there now and do I need to have it rechecked? I have been on warfarin ever since to keep the blood as thin as possible.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014
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Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and treatment received so far.

I think you are on correct treatment and warfarin should be continued for long to prevent any brain stroke.

You could see your neurologist for review.

I do not think that a bypass surgery is needed, as you are doing so well on medical treatment.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Is there any treatment for fibromuscular dysplasia of internal carotid artery?

Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms and treatment received so far. I think you are on correct treatment and warfarin should be continued for long to prevent any brain stroke. You could see your neurologist for review. I do not think that a bypass surgery is needed, as you are doing so well on medical treatment. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) Senior Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in