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Suggest treatment for a lump in the left carotid artery

Recently noticed lump in left carotid artery. It sticks out and can be seen beating....does not hurt. What else could it be, carotid artery aneurysm? I m healthy as far as I know, eat relatively healthy, non-smoker, active and exercises. What else can this be.
Mon, 11 May 2015
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on HCM.
Yes, this can be aneurysm of carotid artery.
Another possibility is carotid artery tumour.
Common benign tumour is hemangioma.
So better to get done ultrasound examination of neck, MR Angiography for the confirm diagnosis of this vascular mass.
Also get done blood pressure monitoring as hypertension is common association with this.
Hope I have solved your query.
I will be happy to help you further.
Wish you good health.
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