Algis wrote:Monza is called "The Cathedral of Racing Gods" because of its famous track
Perhaps they are working on other subjects
(kidding - joke - humour)
Cece wrote:amazing, Nunzio
but with all those caveats out of the way, I am very happy for this patient and the doctor that it was a success and I look forward to the doctors figuring out which cases truly are last-resort cases for whom this technique may be needed.
I have a hypoplasmic vein, and here is what was acheived with angioplasty:
left_jug_before_after by anatomical, on Flickr[/img]
A huge differene in appearance, and also in symptoms. However, the "final" vein I'm left with is still inadequate. My head still feels tight as blood flow is still impaired. My brain will continue to be degraded if I decide I'm "satisfied" to leave it like this and don't pursue further treatment options.
Zamboni himself said that angioplasty is not really a solution (as it gives temporary results). Given the amount of push back he received just recommending angioplasty to PwMS..it's clear he would've gotten nowhere if he initially had've recommended a more invasive yet permanent solution to deal with the malformed jugulars. He's a smart man.
There is literature going back decades showing jugular bypass and jugular replacement surgeries. As this surgical option hasn't been common in the past - it'll need to be optimised before rolling out to a large patient group like PwMS.
As a young woman with CCSVI - reading of this surgery gives me great hope.
dania wrote:Gives me hope after 5 failed angioplasty procedures. All my veins are now totally blocked. Last 3 attempts the doctor were unable to get into any vein.
Nunzio wrote:dania wrote:Gives me hope after 5 failed angioplasty procedures. All my veins are now totally blocked. Last 3 attempts the doctor were unable to get into any vein.
Yes Dania, you would be a candidate for this procedure since you know angioplasty cannot be performed, assuming you are getting worse.
Below is the link to some picture of the second open sky procedure performed by Dr.Spagnolo.
Cece wrote:I pm'd the suggestion of Dr. Mehta, as he is a vascular surgeon and she is looking for someone to do a venous graft. With a hypercoaguability disorder, the risks may be greater but that would be something to discuss with the doctor and a hematologist.
Dania, wishing you the best.
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