Yes, Chris...very familiar!
Although these MRVs start at the top of the head.
Jeff's started at the exiting of his jugulars from
the base of his skull...
The pic on the bottom is closest to the view we saw of Jeff.
Click on it to get it larger.
If you notice those nice, thick veins on either side of the
interior of the neck...those are the internal jugular veins.
See how open they are?? Jeff's were closed down to tiny little
veins...the right side was almost blocked, the left side was
completely blocked and other little veins were trying to
take the blood back. I'll see if I can get a pic from the doc.
If you look at the back of Jeff's neck today, he can point to
the location of where the stents are...since they're sore, he
can find them easily. They're just below the base of his skull,
inside the back of his neck...right next to where his cervical
Thanks for the pics...(you may want to try to get the link smaller,
so the page doesn't get too wide...)
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09