Nice to Know Doc's.... An offer to the Schiavo Team???
CSI MEDBLOGS: DOES TERRI SCHIAVO HAVE HYDROCEPHALUS?
I have offered the following proposition to Terri Schiavo's legal team today:
The single CT image I was able to access at the U of Miami's web sight raises the following ESSENTIAL questions/issues:
Issue: There is something in Terri's right ventricle (the image is reversed). I know she had thalamic implants, but on this one slice the "thing" in Terri's ventricle is not projected to the thalamus, it is projected within the ventricle. She needs a follow-up scan to see what this is and where it is
Issue: If the "thing" in Terri's ventricle is a "shunt tip" -- who put it there and why is it there and was it removed? If she was shunted to relieve hydrocephalus then she must have follow-up exams and someone needs to postulate the most common mechanisms for hydrocephalus (which, I believe, is blood in the cranial vault)