I am a 49 year old female with intracranial hypertension for which I have a Medtronic Programmable Strata Valve shunt with bilateral tubing. Lately I have been experiencing severe headaches and dizziness with some visual disturbances that I normally don't experience. I had a MRI/MRV/MRA done on 4/2/08. Tests show "The left transverse sinus is hypoplastic with a dominant right transverse sinus and large right jugular vein while the left jubular vein is relatively small. The superior sagittal sinus shows a small segment of nonfilling in its distal portion above the torcular. There is no evidence of collateral formation. It is difficult to determine if it is artifactual or related to a real stenosis in the posterior superior sagittal sinus. The remainder of the MR venogram is of normal appearance." I have not had any of this explained to me and will not be seeing a doctor for about another 3 mos. I will not be returning to the doctor that ordered this test as he has no knowledge of the type shunt I have and therefore, I chose to get a neurosurgeon that worked specifically with my shunt type. I would like to know what this means. Sometimes it drives you crazy not to know what is implied BEFORE you can get an appt. 3 mos. is a long time to wait. Can anybody give me any answers?
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