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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000663.txt from 2000/09

From: Bilwright@-----.net (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] Uh?????
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2000 21:51:40 -0400

<><> translate this into some normal human language?

I'm not a physician -- don't take this as medical advice or as
authoritative -- but from what I remember of dissecting that 'ole cat
with latex in its blood vessels (sorry, Shadow, they made me do it).....

Two cases of ischemic [INTERRUPTED BLOOD SUPPLY] stroke due to
carotid artery [THE TWO PRIMARY ARTERIES IN THE NECK] dissection
[BEING TORN APART] occurring during wind instrument playing, probably
caused by increased intrathoracic pressure [INSIDE THE CHEST] and
subsequent intrapharyngeal pressure [FROM NOSE TO LARYNX], are
presented. A review of the literature revealed three similar patients
with other types of cerebrovascular events [BRAIN DAMAGE INVOLVING
DISRUPTED BLOOD SUPPLY TO THE BRAIN], such as paradoxical cerebral
embolism [OBSTRUCTION OF BLOOD SUPPLY, PERHAPS BY BLOOD THAT STOPPED
MOVING AND THEREBY CLOTTED] due to a patent [OBVIOUS] foramen
ovale [ONE OF THE OPENINGS IN THE BASE OF THE SKULL] hematoma
[SWELLING IN THE FLESH FILLED WITH BLOOD] and spinal epidural [IN
BETWEEN THE MEMBRANE THAT ENCLOSES THE BRAIN AND THE SKULL ITSELF]
hematoma during trumpet [THE BRASS INSTRUMENT THAT USUALLY PLAYS TOO
LOUD RIGHT BEHIND YOUR EAR, BUT IT SOUNDS SWEET WHEN MAURICE ANDRE IS
PLAYING] playing.

Anecdote: on the very first day that I began my clarinet lessons,
the clerk at the music store mentioned to my instructor that <so-and-so>
had suffered a stroke, and since <so-and-so> played a wind instrument (I
never learned which one), should I and my instructor be worried?
I decided on the spot not to worry; but it did take a few weeks for
me to dismiss the conversation from my mind completely. And I haven't
thought about it since. (That's why I'm mentioning it now?)

Cheers,
Bill

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