Wallerian degeneration in the brain

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Wallerian degeneration in the brain

Postby Athina » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:58 am

Hi all.

I would like to ask if there is anyone whose MRIs have shown a degree of Wallerian degeneration process in the brain? I have an area of this kind somewhere around the thalamus region. According to the radiologists' reports this area has been there for several years at

I haven't received an explanation of this phenomenon from my neuros. But as far as I understand, Wallerian degeneration is basically a certain type of degenerative process involving the nerve cells, that can be identified by mri imaging. I found a piece of information that suggests this process is usually found in later phases of MS, not early RRMS for example. But this information was not conclusive.

Has anyone heard about this type of degeneration? I'm only 37 with RRMs. This worries me a bit.
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Postby coach » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:05 am

Dr. Dake who treated me for CCSVI mentioned this as a possibility since I continued to have some problems after initisl imptovements. I think it may be related to hypoxia and some stroke patients deal with this as well. You can google it on here and see what you find or google it just in general.
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Postby Cece » Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:53 pm

Wallerian degeneration is when the axons die from the end of the axon inward.

It could be from malnutrition or hypoxia of the nerve & axon, caused by CCSVI. I don't know how the autoimmune theory explains it. I am sorry it's happened to you....
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