Seems sort of like a case of chronic cerebral spinal venous insufficiency treated by a saphenous vein bypass in 1998. They might not have looked for peri-ventricular, peri-venular lesions. They were busy. Was it my imagination or did they say it treated both the myelopathy and the hydrocephalus, and did I read right, that there was venous hypertension and *reflux*? Didn't they say if the venous pressure wasn't there, the graft would not have held up as well? Sounds like there is a delicate balance between pressure that holds up the bypass and makes it patent, and pressure that causes reflux and epidural veins that press too hard or get too big. The whole thing sounds very ad-lib compared to rigorous double-blind sham controlled randomized trials. My brother got his hydrocephalus treated by such a ground-breaking operation when he was a newborn. He would have died, and it hadn't been done much, if at all. Here, ultrasound and venography were essential, or they might not even have had a diagnosis.
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CCSVI procedure Albany Aug 2010
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