In 1943, Ehrich and Krumbhaar (6) performed anatomic dissections in 412 cadavers and found obstructive lesions in 23.8% of the left common iliac veins. Histologically, these lesions did not represent chronic recanalized clot; rather, they were composed of elastin and collagen, without inflammatory cellular infiltration or irregular arrangement of scar. They also found that 33.8% of lesions occurred after the 1st decade of life and concluded that the lesions were acquired and not congenital.
cheerleader wrote:Barb Farrell has been treated in the US. Her jugular veins were seriously stenosied, and she had angioplasty in the right, and stenting on the left side. She was also found to have May-Thurner disease. As mentioned at the beginning of this thread, Dr. Simka noted that the jugular veins of pwMS looked like May-Thurner veins. By entering on the LEFT side, Mrs. Farrell's IR found out that her venous disease is systemic.
I believe this will be the key. Systemic venous disease. May-Thurner was the first one diagnosed....CCSVI is the sister disease in the neck/chest. The veins have not been studied. We are at the brink.
Barb is SPEAKING (she had lost the ability to talk.) She is moving her feet (she had lost motion) and lifting her arms. Her husband is ecstatic.
I believe this is going to be the case that will change CCSVI research. We have correlation with a known venous disease....continued prayers to Barb Farrell and her husband and son. She was a brave soul, to travel and undergo treatment far from home. We should all be grateful to her.
May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) is caused when the left iliac vein is compressed by the right iliac artery, which increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the left extremity. DVT is a blood clot that may partially or completely block blood flow through the vein.
Most people do not know they have MTS, but it is identified when they present with a DVT.
Patients should seek treatment for symptoms, including swelling, pain or tenderness in the leg, feeling of increased warmth in the leg, redness or discoloration of the skin, or enlargement of the veins in the leg.
Even though DVT itself is not life-threatening, the blood clot has the potential to break free and travel through the bloodstream, where it can become lodged in the blood vessels of the lung (known as a pulmonary embolism). This can be a life-threatening condition.
DVT can also lead to complications in the legs referred to as chronic venous insufficiency link (also known as post-thrombotic syndrome). This condition is characterized by pooling of blood, chronic leg swelling, increased pressure, increased pigmentation or discoloration of the skin, and leg ulcers known as venous stasis ulcer.
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