that looks like the carotid artery to me. seems a bit irregular possibly due to some atherosclerosis
Thank you for your reply,
The thing here is that the picture was taken two years ago when I was 23 years old. I find highly unlikely that what we are seeing here is atherosclerosis. I have been a sportsman all my life and my cholesterol levels have been great according to my doc (HDL=2.2 mmol/l and LDL= 1.1 mmol/l).
I have had three brain MRI:s in two years now and pictures have been evaluated by many radiologists and neuros but none of them has mentioned that there is something worrisome in veins. Although I'm not really convinced that they looked carefully those veins/arteries. Who knows...
At this moment I'm really confused about how to proceed and how worried I should be. I have hyper mobility syndrome diagnosed couple of months ago and I somehow feel that collagen production problems might have affected my veins also.
Should I go to neuro and ask him to order MRA and possibly MRV?
Your advice is greatly appreciated.
Since you are young, then the diagnosis would not be atherosclerosis. It looks like fibromuscular dysnplasia. but since you say you have hypermobility syndrome, the findings are consistent with ehlers danlos syndrome of the carotid artery.
it is possible to have microinfarcts of the brain that can give white matter lesions and that might lead one to a diagnosis of MS when EDS should be strongly considered.
Of course, i cannot give you particular advice because i know so little of your case. If you were my patient, I would get a proper CCSVI ultrasound to satisfy yourself that you do not have CCSVI.
if i were you, i would consult with a vascular specialist to clarify whether the diagnosis was actually EDS and then i would review with my diagnosing neurologist the clinical evidence.Since MS is a diagnosis of exclusion, you might not have MS at all.
what falls through the cracks!