Dr. Dake wrote:No matter where you stand on the recent controversy
surrounding the concept of chronic
cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) and
its proposed association with multiple sclerosis
(MS), it is increasingly clear that this theoretical
phenomenon challenges interventionalists
with far more questions then there are answers
More questions than answers. Ok.
Whether an unconvinced
sceptic, open-minded observer, perplexed clinician,
hostile critic or convinced believer, no one
is dispassionate and all have to agree that
nothing in recent history has rocked our field
with the emotionally polarising force of CCSVI.
The open-minded observer sounds pretty dispassionate.... And terms like 'believer' aren't generally applied to other medical endeavors, such as varicose vein treatment, are they? Is the autoimmune theory of MS filled with believers and nonbelievers? Can I insult my neurologist by calling him a believer? Anyway. Yes, CCSVI has rocked the field of interventional radiology.