Cece wrote:An image published here http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pati ... l?graphics credited to Synergy Health Concepts
The image is simple enough. CCSVI is simple enough. We haven't been discussing CCSVI itself much lately, perhaps we've all discussed it thoroughly? The "Before" image is not how these veins are supposed to work.
drsclafani wrote:Cece and David
While there are cases where the valve is upside down, this is not the common scenario or appearance. More commonly the valve leaflets are elongated and appear to be fused in a funnel shape, narrowing progressively as they go from top to bottom. Other abnormalities look nothing like this, including the hypoplastic segments, duplications, membranes, septum and occlusions.
The illustration is rather simplistic and it does not really reflect what is present.
Yes it can be dangerous to over-simplify, and the artists are not surgeons. Quality control helps, but as someone said, don't shoot the messenger (or blame the doctors).The illustration is rather simplistic and it does not really reflect what is present.
David1949 wrote:Cece the drawing in the upper right corner of your post shows a jugular valve which is inverted, pointing upward rather than downward.
...a valve could start off being normal and then become inverted, perhaps by a pressure surge below the valve.
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