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by Donnchadh
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

Peripheral Vascular Disease Cutting balloon angioplasty for resistant venous stenoses of dialysis access: Immediate and patency results Chih-Cheng Wu MD, Szu-Chi Wen MD* Article first published online: 29 JAN 2008 DOI: 10.1002/ccd.21402 Copyright © 2008 Wiley-Liss, Inc. Issue Catheterization and Car...
by Donnchadh
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

The Cutting balloon device is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for dilatation of stenoses (atherotomy) in coronary arteries in which a lesion has proven resistant to a high-pressure balloon. The manufacturer (Interventional Technologies) recommends that the coronary artery ...
by Donnchadh
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

Infrainguinal vein graft stenosis: Cutting balloon angioplasty as the first-line treatment of choice Presented at the Twenty-second Annual Meeting of the Western Vascular Society, Kohala Coast, Hawaii, Sep 8-11, 2007. Peter A. Schneider, MD, Michael T. Caps, MD, MPH, Nicolas Nelken, MD Division of V...
by Donnchadh
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Volume 19, Issue 6 , Pages 877-883, June 2008 Comparison of Cutting Balloon versus High-Pressure Balloon Angioplasty for Resistant Venous Stenoses of Native Hemodialysis Fistulas Chih-Cheng Wu, MD, Ming-Chih Lin, MD, Shih-Yun Pu, MD, Kuei-Chin Tsai, M...
by Donnchadh
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

Should add that I had TWO problems with the right IJV. One was the bone spur impinging on the IJV, and second [unbeknownst to me prior to the venoplasty], was the very tough nature of the vein wall stenosis. Donnchadh And this is vein wall stenosis, not the valvular stenosis that we are more often ...
by Donnchadh
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: DrSclafani answers some questions
Replies: 8342
Views: 1616153

Re: DrSclafani answers some questions

Dr. Sclafani:

Have you ever used a cutting balloon catheter on a venous stenosis? Or know someone else who has?
Results, whether good or bad?

Donnchadh
by Donnchadh
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:38 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

Should add that I had TWO problems with the right IJV. One was the bone spur impinging on the IJV, and second [unbeknownst to me prior to the venoplasty], was the very tough nature of the vein wall stenosis.

Donnchadh
by Donnchadh
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

UPDATE: The venoplasty on the right IJV was completely unsuccessful. The neurosurgeon had to use 4 different size balloons in order to open up the stenosis. And the balloon was so over inflated that it was starting to leak. While resting post-op [basically to ensure no bleeding at the groin entry po...
by Donnchadh
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

The venoplasty on the right IJV has been scheduled for Monday 16 December! The hospital called and gave me the date on very short notice and everything just clicked. My PCP got me in and gave his pre-op checkover and approval. Because this date was within the 30 day window from the last procedure, I...
by Donnchadh
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: CCSV!: Three Treatment Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: CCSV!: Three Treatment Options

Hello Donnchadh: Sorry for the gender inaccuracy. People use code names and yours was unclear to me. Also, thanks for the clarification. You are lucky to have found competent Doctors willing to listen. Are you in the United States or elsewhere? Vesta No problem. Few people have actually heard Irish...
by Donnchadh
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: CCSV!: Three Treatment Options
Replies: 5
Views: 1187

Re: CCSV!: Three Treatment Options

QUOTE: OPTION FOUR: SURGERY AND VENOPLASTY Donnchadh writes on Thisisms.com, under “Atlas Compression of IJV” Nov 26 2013 “ My "hunch" turned out to be correct-there was a bone spur on the right hand side of the C1 atlas vertebrae which was compressing the IJV…” Dec 2 2013…”Turns out that the IJV wa...
by Donnchadh
Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:55 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

What a story, D! Thank you for sharing your diagnostic and treatment process with all of us. Any chance someone in your treating/diagnostic team can write up a paper for a journal submission? Getting these cases documented and shared can only be of service to others who may have similar issues, and...
by Donnchadh
Fri Dec 06, 2013 5:41 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

The post-op office visit was instructive. Turns out that the IJV was flattened against a bony knob on the Atlas; in addition it was also thethered to it. The neurosurgeon removed [ground by diamond drill] this and the IJV is now completely free. The next step is to have a venoplasty to break up the ...
by Donnchadh
Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: atlas compression of IJV
Replies: 50
Views: 7658

Re: atlas compression of IJV

The procedure went well with no complications. My "hunch" turned out to be correct-there was a bone spur on the right hand side of the C1 atlas vertebrae which was compressing the IJV. The neurosurgeon followed the right IJV up from the horizental incision [which was about halfway between the jawlin...
by Donnchadh
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Relationship between head trauma and MS
Replies: 1
Views: 1135

Re: Relationship between head trauma and MS

I am the "poster child" for head and neck trauma causing MS.

Donnchadh