Venous stenting

Occasionally, special radiological investigations reveal that somebody has a narrowing of one of the main venous channels in the head, draining blood from the brain.

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The brain is not an entirely solid organ. There are chambers within the brain, referred to as ventricles or, more correctly, cerebral ventricles, to distinguish

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The Charity appreciates that hospital specialists will almost inevitably use some medical jargon at times, even when they are trying to explain medical matters in lay terminology. The table below lists many of the medical terms that are likely to be used, from time-to-time, by doctors, when they are talking to patients, or in composing medical correspondence. It is hoped that our explanation of the meaning of these terms throws at least some light on matters.

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The Autumn 2023 Meeting was a great success with old friends meeting up again and new friendships being made.

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