I just got the report back from the CT Angio of the head/neck. I’ve been telling my doctors for over 3 years that the left side of my body is ‘wrong’ and that it feels like blood isn’t getting to my head.
Well, it says the left vertebral artery is hypoplastic, the left cerebral artery is of fetal origin, & the right vertebral artery is dominant. NO stenois or any other findings. I think these things are a huge part of my problem. From what I understand, the right vertebral artery should compensate, but I don’t think it’s completely taking over. This is congenital; I’ve had symptoms since 5 (the first I can really remember).
“left vertebral artery is hypoplastic”
I possibly have this, if this means that it’s much thinner than it should be.
Some years after my head and neck injury, upon discovering several potential anomalies that had been missed on my scans and x-rays, I recruited a neuro-radiologist to review all of my radiology and he pointed out, on an MRI taken 4 months after my accident, a “possible dissected left vertebral artery”. The defence argued that it was just something I was born with. Unfortunately, as no scan had taken place on the day of the accident, it was difficult to prove one way or the other. I did notice this artery was very very thin in comparison to my right vertebral artery. Having just looked on a radiology site:-