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    sharonpramos posted:
    I need to know the term or name used when u have ateries in neck that are twisted and braided?
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    Good question.

    Most important, if you are not asking for someone else, and have this specific condition, please consult with your doctor.

    In general, if/when an artery is "twisted" this is usually referred to as "tortuous." This can also fall under the category of artery anomaly or anomalous artery, usually congenital (born with it), which is an abnormality or malformation.

    Noteworthy, a braided-like appearance may/can be the result of multiple aneurysms (a swelling or ballooning out of an area or areas of a vessel wall) and/or thrombosis (blood clots).

    Take care,

    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)



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