Lesions in lower spine - thats not CCSVI right?

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Lesions in lower spine - thats not CCSVI right?

Postby adamt » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:54 am

Hi,

I was diagnosed with MS 8 years ago after an MRI showing lesions in my brain and lower spine.

I understand CCSVI causes lesions in the brain, but how can it be caused in the lower spine?

would this indicate i dont have CCSVI?

thanks
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Postby fiddler » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:04 am

Adamt, there is no reason to think that lesions in the lower spine are not caused by CCSVI, perhaps especially if the venous insufficiency is caused by blockage in the azygous vein.
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Postby Algis » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:09 am

Cerebro Spinal - Brain and Spinal cord insufficiency - I take it higher jugulars may trace in brain; lower in cervicals; and ... go down ??
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Postby Cece » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:42 am

Have you read Wheelchair Kamikaze's blog about his CCSVI treatment procedure? He had a stenosis in the azygous that was so far down the doctor could not reach it with his catheter tool. The azygous is the single big vein that runs down along your spine. Blood from the head and arms/trunk drain into it. A stenosis there causes all the same issues as a stenosis near the brain, except into the spinal cord since that is what is nearby. Brain tissue can recover/reroute far easier than spinal cord tissue. Good news about the azygous is that venoplasty there holds much better than venoplasty in the jugulasrs, which have a tendency toward restenosis. Hope to help.
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Re: Lesions in lower spine - thats not CCSVI right?

Postby sbr487 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:06 am

adamt wrote:Hi,

I was diagnosed with MS 8 years ago after an MRI showing lesions in my brain and lower spine.

I understand CCSVI causes lesions in the brain, but how can it be caused in the lower spine?

would this indicate i dont have CCSVI?

thanks


I had posted a similar question and the understanding is that CCSVI in jugulars can cause lesions in the spine apart from CCSVI in azygos.

My question though was that if I have lesions in spine, does it indicate I have CCSVI in azygos - the answer was "not necessarily"
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Postby akaheather » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:25 am

I had both brain and cervical spine lesions. (C3,c4, c5). My stenosis were high in the right IJV, both high and low in the left IJV.
No azygous involvement.
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Postby adamt » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:05 pm

akaheather wrote:I had both brain and cervical spine lesions. (C3,c4, c5). My stenosis were high in the right IJV, both high and low in the left IJV.
No azygous involvement.


hi,

where in the spine were the lesions?

how long did the procedure take?

how much have your symptoms improved?

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