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mass left side of neck

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  • Posted By: 56judy
  • September 17, 2007
  • 04:02 PM

In 1979 I had a pulsating in the left side of my neck, then the worst pain of my life. The pain felt like someone had split my head open with an axe. I started vomiting and was taken to the ER, from there I was admitted. Spinal tap, no blood found. I was completely paraylized for 4 days. Sent to South fulton scanning clinic for brain scann. Nothing found. Drs. thought it was a ballooned artery. Nothing found. Since this I have had a mass in the left side of my neck where the pulsating begin. I recently had a angiogram that shows I have no left vetebral artery connecting to my basilar artery. Vascular Dr. says my circle of willis is incomplete. Nothing can be down. The Dr. wants to do a PET scan for he thinks this mass is my cervical gland. What should I do. The only symptons I have now. I wake up feeling like part of my brain is still asleep for about 2 hours. It is hard to function for those 2 hours of the day.
From time to time I have a spasm in that side of my neck. Judy

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  • In 1979 I had a pulsating in the left side of my neck, then the worst pain of my life. The pain felt like someone had split my head open with an axe. I started vomiting and was taken to the ER, from there I was admitted. Spinal tap, no blood found. I was completely paraylized for 4 days. Sent to South fulton scanning clinic for brain scann. Nothing found. Drs. thought it was a ballooned artery. Nothing found. Since this I have had a mass in the left side of my neck where the pulsating begin. I recently had a angiogram that shows I have no left vetebral artery connecting to my basilar artery. Vascular Dr. says my circle of willis is incomplete. Nothing can be down. The Dr. wants to do a PET scan for he thinks this mass is my cervical gland. What should I do. The only symptons I have now. I wake up feeling like part of my brain is still asleep for about 2 hours. It is hard to function for those 2 hours of the day.From time to time I have a spasm in that side of my neck. Judy
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    • September 17, 2007
    • 04:05 PM
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