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Episode 101

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Part 1: Diagnosis and Planning

with Dr. Mark Meissner and Dr. Michael Cumming

BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2020, December 22). Ep. 101 – Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Part 1: Diagnosis and Planning [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com/podcasts

Vascular Surgeon Dr. Mark Meissner and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Michael Cumming discuss diagnosis and treatment planning for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. This is Part 1 of 2 on Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.

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Podcast Participants

Dr. Mark Meissner

Dr. Mark Meissner is a Vascular Surgeon at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Michael Cumming

Dr. Michael Cumming is a practicing Interventional Radiologist in Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Michael Barraza

Host Dr. Michael Barraza is a practicing Interventional Radiologist (and all around great guy) with Radiology Associates in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Show Notes

In this episode, Dr. Mark Meissner and Dr. Michael Cumming join Dr. Michael Barraza to discuss Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. We discuss the pathophysiology of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and the fundamentals of pelvic venous hypertension. Dr. Meissner and Dr. Cumming tell us how patients end up in their clinic.

We discuss why it is important to distinguish primary and secondary causes of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome and the dangers of an incomplete embolization. We review some techniques for ultrasounds, why not to rely on cross-sectional imaging, and the advantages of getting a CT for the Pelvic Congestion Syndrome patient.

We discuss how to adapt treatment plans for women that have never been pregnant or women that are post-menopausal. Dr. Meissner and Dr. Cumming explain how they frame their goals and expectations for each patient’s treatment process, and we examine when it is appropriate to use a multi-modality approach to treat Pelvic Congestion Syndrome.


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Check out our other episode featuring Dr. Michael Cumming!
https://www.backtable.com/podcast/52/ivus-for-iliac-vein-compression

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