drsclafani wrote:Lumbar hypoplasia seems very common among MSers of all types.
Dr. Zamboni's original study documented 18 hypoplastic vein occurrences. He stated that 5 of 6 hypoplastic azygous veins were treated and "favorably responded". The study makes no mention of the other 12 hypoplasias.
1. Are you aware of any details regarding the other 12 hypoplastic vein occurrences (3 distal azy's, 1 lumbar, 4 IJV-l, 4 IJV-r) in Dr. Zamboni's study, and if they were treatable?
2. I know that hypoplasia is defined as an underdevelopment of a vessel or organ, and I am fairly sure that there are multiple ways that it can manifest itself;
a) can you tell me which manifestations are treatable, versus non-treatable?
b) specifically, what were the manifestations of the hypoplastic lumbar veins that you have encountered, and were you able to treat them?
c) if treatable, what was their patency?
Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions! Have a great 4th of July!