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Venous Plexus Tear C2-C3

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  • Posted By: AnnieRN
  • February 16, 2009
  • 06:28 PM

My son 21 years old was diagnosed with a Venous Plexus Tear at C2-C3 with a hematoma from C2-C7 2 years ago. He developed neurological symproms with left sided weakness, visual changes, slurred speech and new onset of seizures. Further complications developed shortness of breath, hemoptosis, bilat lower extremity edema - pulmonary embolisms with bilat lower lung infarcts. Had a IVC filter placed last year. Since that time he has had intense posterior neck pain some days worse than others. Multiple scans since then with a diagnosis of muscle spasm. Okay, but the last MRI showed strong possibility of a dissection of the right vertebral artery and a suggestion of an intimal flap at the upper cervical levels. What didn't get done was a follow up scan, he was told that he couldn't have nerve damage, he was to muscular (body builder and medic) that there was nothing wrong. Please help. All of us are at the end of our ropes. Thanks:(

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