infundibular, outpouching, and risk
COMPARISON: Prior CT angiogram of the brain 7/2/2018. Prior MR
angiogram brain 6/22/2018.
FINDINGS: Current exam once again demonstrates a 2 mm outpouching
along the basilar artery termination extending slightly to the left
of midline. There is evidence for is tiny vessels arising from the
apex of this outpouching could represent small perforating vessels or
tiny hypoplastic P1 segments. The configuration is similar to
previous exams. Findings favor infundibular configuration rather than
There is mild narrowing of the mid right intradural vertebral artery
was not definitively seen on previous CTA exam. This area was not
included in the coverage field of the prior MRA exam. Findings may be
artifactual secondary in plane saturation effects. No other definite
significant stenosis of the intradural right left vertebral arteries
or basilar artery seen.. The right and left posterior cerebral
arteries are supplied primarily through the posterior communicating
arteries consistent with a functional fetal origins. This is
unchanged from prior.
The intracranial right and left internal carotid arteries as well as
the proximal right and left anterior middle cerebral arteries appear
grossly patent but significant stenoses or large branch occlusions.
No gross aneurysms of anterior circulation vessels are apparent.
Axial T2-weighted images once again demonstrates postoperative
changes of a right temporal lobectomy unchanged from previous. There
is evidence for small chronic right hypothalamic lacunar infarct also
unchanged from prior. Minimal partial opacification of left ethmoid This report has me very concerned since I lost my entire family to heart disease and stroke. I'm 60 and already had a stroke 5 years ago and wondering what action if any I should be pursuing?