My question would be, is it really true you can tie off jugulars without consequence?
Here is what he said about some of this, back on May 5th:
The comment from the Vascular person was that jugulars can be removed and there is no problem for the patient?
This seems to go against the flow of what we are being told about CCSVI!
Can you please clarify what is being said or not being said!!!!!
Thanks in advance.
If it is true that the outflow obstructions of the cerebrospinal blood flow is congenital and related to genetics, one can surmise that these problems are present at birth.
Since MS usually manifests around age 30, that means that it took thirty years to develop the associated symptom and sign complex called multiple sclerosis.
if one has both jugular veins removed, a rather extensive bilateral neck dissection, one can be sure that the situation is quite dire.
Survival for 30 years would be highly unlikely.
Therefore developing MS is unlikely in this situation.
Perhaps the vascular surgeon does not understand the nature of CCSVI and thinks that jugular veins are expendible.
we know better dont we
i find it extraordinary that the naysayers can editorialize whatever they want in a biased manner and have it published rapidly.
It is true that there are papers that state that you can tie off (ligate) both internal jugular veins during radical neck surgery for cancer without developing permanent neurological consequences. (of course, these authors do NOT mention Multiple Sclerosis!)
This does not mean that surgeons ligate both jugular veins with impunity or that all surgeons do it.
Many ligate one and then come back another day to ligate the other because of the concerns about significant complications.in one paper, patients who had simultaneous one-stage bilateral neck dissection, often with jugular vein ligation, had a 10% mortality and an 11% major complication rate. But when sparing of the jugular vein was successful or if the procedure was done in two stages, mortality was only 3%. I guess it does matter.
Several authors have reported severe complications of unilateral or bilateral jugular vein ligation. these include bilateral and unilateral blindness, thought to be caused by intraorbital hemorrhages related to the venous hypertension. Other consequences of jugular vein ligation reported in the literature include intraorbital hemorrhage, pseudotumor cerebri, intracranial hemorrhages, double vision due to cranial nerve compressions, dural sinus thrombosis,
That being said, bringing this surgery into the discussion of MS insults the intelligence of patients and doctors alike.
i am sorry you are troubled by this nonsense distraction