adamt wrote:Dr Sclafani kindly looked at my Catheter venogram images, and he noticed the following things:
1. right and left jugular veins at confluens stenotic - look narrowed as they enter the chest
2. questionable mid-azygous abnormality, possible stenosis
3. may thurner - a narrowing of the left iliac vein
4 lumbar vein hypoplasi - the veins that drain the lower spine, are poorly developed
Does anyone know if these issues can all be resolved by balloon angio?
if not, what treatments are available?
- when i had a catheter venogram i was told my veins were just like a healthy person, with no problems!!
You are (sort of) in luck with #3. May Thurner is a recognised condition that any vascular doc should be able to treat. They treat it with ballooning and stenting. Since it is nowhere near your heart or brain, the stents are not controversial the way they are in CCSVI. I would get that treated asap!
CCSVIhusband wrote:You don't need a DVT for May-Thurner to be treated. I'd go get that treated straight away (especially if you have azygous problems) because all you're doing by waiting is allowing blood from the legs that can't get to the IVC through the Iliac to flow through the azygous system (which has problems and is smaller and can't hold as much blood).
Then I'd worry about the jugulars/azygous being treated elsewhere ...
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