hwebb wrote:there is a patient here in melbourne who has a hypoplastic left and right jugular. She gets benefit when treated, but it doesn't last. Surely someone in this state could benefit from stenting - risky yes...but the risk (to life) if left unattended is extreme.
Dr S - if you met her you'd want to help her. Doctors here have walked away from her case. I'm operating on the assumption that some medical treatment may be better than none for a patient in such a dire situation.
Hwebb, I threw out the idea of two hypoplastic jugulars as a what-if and already it is a reality? I wonder, since she gets benefit from treatment and if the hypoplastic jugulars have survived treatment, how small are they and is it true hypoplasia? It is better for her if they are not.... I have not heard of stents being successful in hypoplastic veins; with the poor flow, a stent might be even more likely to thrombose. Send her a link to this thread, maybe she would share the images....?