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Reported outcomes after the endovascular treatment of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22640503     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) has recently been implicated as a potential causal factor in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS). The treatment of jugular and azygous vein stenoses, characteristic of CCSVI, has been proposed as a potential component of therapy for MS. In the few short years since Dr. Paulo Zamboni published "A Prospective Open label Study of Endovascular Treatment of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency",(1) there has been tremendous patient-driven demand for treatment. Concurrently, there have been numerous publications since 2009 addressing CCSVI and its association with MS. The purpose of this article is to present a brief review of CCSVI and its association with MS and to review the available literature to date with a focus on outcomes data.
Authors:
Christopher O Hampson; Gregory M Soares; Abdel Aziz Jaffan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Techniques in vascular and interventional radiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1557-9808     ISO Abbreviation:  Tech Vasc Interv Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9806675     Medline TA:  Tech Vasc Interv Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI.
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