Donnchadh wrote:My thinking is that the accidental injury is what caused the venous stenosis. On my lower IJV-both sides-there were damaged valves which have been successfully opened by venoplasty, and they have stayed opened post-op. There were no bones compressing against these sites.
Most pwMS's valves look very smooth, as compared to patients with lyme disease who had valves with ripply edges. The smooth thickened obstructing valve might be the congenital kind, the ripply valve might be the acquired-through-a-disease-process kind. I don't know if an accident could damage a jugular valve or whether it would look smooth or ripply in ivus but I would like to know!
Tons of admiration for you, Donnchadh, for pursuing this to the lengths that you have.