PCakes wrote:Hello Dr Sclafani,
I am wondering if your response to the practice of tieing off jugulars as cancer treament is available?
Yesterday, Alberta Health Services issued this statement http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/fea ... -sheet.pdf
with the following comment included..
In fact, neck surgeons commonly tie off one or
both jugular veins during surgery to treat head and neck cancer; this has no medical consequence because the venous drainage of the head and brain is designed to have alternative
routes of drainage.
The media has picked this up and a learned response would sure help.
This is a good question, but I'm wondering if it's true? A man I know in Ireland who wanted Liberation was told "NO" because people with cancer can have their jugulars removed and survive, as the body will compensate with bypass veins.
But the question is how long do they survive and with what quality of life?
My question would be, is it really true you can tie off jugulars without consequence? Isn't that what a stenosis is already doing? And do all people have the potential of their bodies creating an adequate bypass system?
I heard the survival rate for removal of jugulars was something like 5 years! In the case of cancer, that may be the only option, but Liberation sounds like a better option for ccsvi - doesn't it? Or am I missing something?
I too, would be interested if Dr. Sclafani could comment on this! Thnx for asking the ??