Cece wrote:HappyPoet wrote:Very interesting. Could a lesion at a certain level, therefore, be an indication of possible Nutcracker syndrome and at what level would that be? Do you think IJV blockages alone could force reflux to travel below that level? At what levels are her spinal lesions?
Also, a related personal question: I have new T5/T6 lesions, yet my IJVs (PTA one year ago) and Azygos are fine; going by Dr. Schelling's theory, any ideas where refluxed blood to those cord levels might be coming from?
Were you ever checked for Nutcracker, HP? It can be diagnosed with noninvasive doppler ultrasound ( http://www.ajronline.org/content/172/1/39.abstract )
Very sorry to hear about the new lesions.
That is easier said than done. Many patients have already had an abdominal ct scan and the renal vein compression is usually quite visible in retrospect