After a brain scan I got a result letter today saying I have a Right sided MCA can anyone help explain this to me please.this is all it says so im confused. I am female. Aged 46.
The middle cerebral artery (MCA) is one of the three major paired arteries that supply blood to the cerebrum. The MCA arises from the internal carotid and continues into the lateral sulcus where it then branches and projects to many parts of the lateral cerebral cortex. It also supplies blood to the anterior temporal lobes and the insular cortices.
The left and right MCAs rise from trifurcations of the internal carotid arteries and thus are connected to the anterior cerebral arteries and the posterior communicating arteries, which connect to the posterior cerebral arteries. The MCAs are not considered a part of the Circle of Willis.
I suggest that for a better understanding and more info you go to the wikipedia site and type Middle cerebral artery in the search box (top right side of the page).-
MCA stands for Middle Cerebral Artery.
It's a branch off of the carotid arteries in your neck.
I'm surprised they sent this through the mail instead of having an appointment with the doctor to explain it.
I'm confused by the reading because everyone has an MCA. Is there anything following like % obstruction or something like that?
CTs are usually used for a diagnosis.
Are you having any symptoms like movement, decreased sensation, visual or speech changes, memory or attention deficits?
I wouldn't worry but I'd get in to have the results explained.
Like I said, everyone has an MCA!
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