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Aug 9, 2019 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

Hang in there. The diagnosis has been made which can be the hardest part. Now it's getting prepared for surgery. Try to find a surgeon with good experience with MALS. There are those who believe in the Lap method which is less invasive but can present issues later on or there is the open method which allows them to do more with the procedure if needed. I myself had the open method as the ligament was literally wrapped around the artery numerous times. Both are viable options but will needs to be discussed. I did well but was long recovery. Have other conditions as well that have complicated things but now able to eat more volume. Again, hang in there…it does get better.

Aug 4, 2018 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

I was diagnosed with MALS in February but also have biliary dyskinesia as well with Liver issues. But they were unable to put the stent or patches in as they could not get good vascular access and had a hard time putting in the arterial line. AS a result they decided to just take out the ligament with intent to put in rest later. I was a little disappointed but for now I am just waiting for the next velocity ultrasound to see where we are at. You mentioned you to had to have the procedure twice. Did your velocity change after the first procedure to their liking? My surgeon told me it would respond favorably ay first but over time it would begin to collapse again as a result of the vessel being used to that configuration. I am sure it won't be as bad this time just because the ligament has been removed. I have had other problems but have found I can't eat more volume and actually want to eat at times but still no real weight gain. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks.

Aug 4, 2018 · Internal carotid artery aneurysm in Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Hi there, I was diagnosed with 2 aneurysms, one near the optic nerve and cavernous sinus. Like yours's mine our small but they monitor them. Of course if I get a bad headache they get more concerned & you get a free MRA!! But it is life as normal for the most part. You just learn to live with it.

Jul 26, 2018 · Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) in Digestive Health

I was diagnosed with MALS in Feb. 2018