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Endovascular surgery for the treatment of symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Preliminary report

Maciej Zaniewski, Jacek Kostecki, Krzysztof Ziaja, Wacław Kuczmik, Marcin Hartel, Damian Ziaja, Jacek Kostyra, Marcin Świat
Chirurgia Polska 2010;12(1):12-17.

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Vol 12, No 1 (2010)
Published online: 2010-08-13

Abstract

Background: Most recent reports on the etiology of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) point to impaired venous outflow from the central nervous system as a possible cause of the disease. Based on these findings, it could be theorized that treating lesions which exist within the veins draining the central nervous system may be beneficial to subjects with MS.
Material and metods: Four subjects underwent endovascular correction of the venous outflow and some of them experienced alleviation of their MS-related symptoms after the procedure.
Results and conclusions: At this moment, it is very difficult to establish if there are real benefits arising from endovascular therapy for these patients. However, early results are very encouraging and studying larger patient populations may bring answers to many important questions.
Chirurgia Polska 2010, 12, 1, 12-17

Abstract

Background: Most recent reports on the etiology of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) point to impaired venous outflow from the central nervous system as a possible cause of the disease. Based on these findings, it could be theorized that treating lesions which exist within the veins draining the central nervous system may be beneficial to subjects with MS.
Material and metods: Four subjects underwent endovascular correction of the venous outflow and some of them experienced alleviation of their MS-related symptoms after the procedure.
Results and conclusions: At this moment, it is very difficult to establish if there are real benefits arising from endovascular therapy for these patients. However, early results are very encouraging and studying larger patient populations may bring answers to many important questions.
Chirurgia Polska 2010, 12, 1, 12-17
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Keywords

chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI); multiple sclerosis (MS); endovascular surgery/ procedure

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Title

Endovascular surgery for the treatment of symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis. Preliminary report

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 12, No 1 (2010)

Pages

12-17

Published online

2010-08-13

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2010;12(1):12-17.

Keywords

chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI)
multiple sclerosis (MS)
endovascular surgery/ procedure

Authors

Maciej Zaniewski
Jacek Kostecki
Krzysztof Ziaja
Wacław Kuczmik
Marcin Hartel
Damian Ziaja
Jacek Kostyra
Marcin Świat

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