Cece wrote:I took the fact that you were getting new IVUS later this year as a sign that you weren't leaving us any time soon.
I think we've been having ridiculous fun, and you more than most, since you're on the ground figuring CCSVI out. ISNVD was too much fun and I attended via twitter and abstracts!
I am specifying the age of the post when I link to it, in case your thought process has evolved, since you are altogether entitled to evolve your thoughts on CCSVI.
Happy upcoming birthday!
A really nice birthday present was a text message at 7am on sunday morning that my patient had reconsidered the use of stents and wanted to come back for a second procedure. She was hoping it would not be too long a wait since she had to fly back to greece
Of course i said come in monday morning and we completed the procedure today. Two stents were placed within the renal vein and flow was now excellent.
image on the left shows a large ovarian vein going into the pelvis. It is filling because its valves have been rendered incompetent by great collateral flow from the kidney .After stenting this ovarian vein is no longer opacified because blood down drains direclty into the renal vein