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after endarterectomy, now scar tissue what can I do?

I had an endarterctomy on my right carotid artery, I developed a keloid on my neck. I had six months ago a test and everything was perfect, and yesterday, after six months I have a blockage of 90% bigger than the one I had before (85%). The doctor told me that this time is scar tissue. I'm super confuse...what to do. My options are another endarterectomy or stent. Also the doctor is telling me that I can develop again scar tissue. What can I do, and the most important thing, which one could be the best choice for someone with my scar tissue problem.
Let me tell you that my original blockage was 85% at age 50, very rare as you now, and now also, according to the doctor, very rare to develop scar tissue in six months creating a blockage of 90%.
I read an article that mentions that "often a patch is use to widen the artery as part of the procedure. Is a patch same as stent? If I have a patch can I still develop scar tissue? Please help me, thank you.
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I had carotid artery surgery and now the scars are choking me the surgery was close to my neck. I have around 30 titanium pins to. so far the scarring has not affected the carotid but I feel choked from other scars or pins. Isn't there anything that can be done about scars formed after surgery? I had graston therapy where a hard object is used to release scar tissue but felt worse cause I think she hurt nerves or muscle. I just need help surviving this feeling its like a web around my neck. my surgeons say I should live with it how? I can't help feeling choked, please any help?
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I have the same feeling after both sides were done....
Have you found any solution to the choking feeling, like stretching etc?

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My husband 64 years old had carotid artery surgery in may last year. At 6 month check up all AOK. At year check up he was 90% blocked from scar tissue. He had a redo 4 wks ago & a nerve to vocal box was intertwined with the scar tissue. This has damaged his voice box and he is very hoarse and coughs continuously almost like aspirating. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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My husband 64 years old had carotid artery surgery in may last year. At 6 month check up all AOK. At year check up he was 90% blocked from scar tissue. He had a redo 4 wks ago & a nerve to vocal box was intertwined with the scar tissue. This has damaged his voice box and he is very hoarse and coughs continuously almost like aspirating. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Hi there,

This is a dilemma and all my sympathy for your husband and to you his carer and loved-one.

He'll definitely benefit from Speech Therapy at this stage and he may have to see an ENT Specialist to make sure that he does not aspirate food to his lungs as this could be dangerous.
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