Aterial redundancy ? Tortuosity?

Mary found the report from my angiogram in February that found my brain aneurysm.  It says I have “tortuosity” and “redudancy” throughout my carotid artery.  I can’t find a definition of these terms, though. 

A Google search turned up a lot of medical abstracts, but not simple “layman’s” article (i.e., Wikipedia or WebMD).

What I *did* find out whas that “tortuosity” in the carotid artery is associated with neck spasms (OK; not “nuts” there), and possibly with risk of stroke.  “Redundancy” in the carotid artery indicates a high risk of dissection of the artery.

But I’d like to know what these things *are*.

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