My radiologist and I have attempted to perform a doppler scan following the Zamboni protocol. However, we have found that we did not have enough information to perform it properly. In addition, we did not have a 2.5 MHz transmitter head to perform the transcranial.
But we have come across 2 very strange findings:
1. We couldn't detect the flow of the left jugular when standing upright. The flow of the right jugular was normal at this position, but at the level where it meets the jug, its diameter was extremely narrow and had a very high resistance.
2. After standing upright for a while and then lying supine, we saw the left jugular opening once again, but veeeeeeeeery slowly. The right one opened immediately. The doctor suggested that it seems as if there is some kind of fibrosis at the venous wall of the left jugular. When the doctor held my head to completely relax the muscles, the situation did not change.
Now, we have to analyze the data we collected. I have already started studying the studies again, so has my doctor.
It is a pity that Zamboni's team are so reluctant to provide more technical information. I keep my fingers crossed that we have found part of the problem and that we will have more data soon.
I only hope that we performed this part of the exam correctly.
I would love to have your comments.
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