Ted is absolutely correct. The transcranial doppler, which sees the veins inside the skull up behind the ear is what they need to use to make a complete assessment. The azygous isn't measured with the doppler.
Maybe your jugulars aren't occluded in your neck, but that is just a small portion of the anatomy that needs to be studied. If it was simple, every doppler operator could diagnose ccsvi. There are only a few people in the world who are trained on the transcranial doppler right now, but the manufacturer in Italy is training people starting this week.
cheerleader wrote:bestadmom wrote:So sorry, Anna. My husband's doppler seemed to be OK, but he had already had an MRV which showed serious stenosis in both his jugulars, so we knew he had CCSVI. The doppler couldn't go high enough to see the reflux. He needed a transcranial doppler, and that wasn't available where he was tested. This is a problem. The 1% number being diagnosed isn't even close. From incidental reports here and in Zamboni's papers, the number is closer to 90% of MS patients showing CCSVI.
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