New association of vein anomalies and MS found, Sept. 2017

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New association of vein anomalies and MS found, Sept. 2017

Postby frodo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:46 am

New association of vein anomalies and MS found, Sept. 2017. I put the date because this has been reported already before.

I would say that is getting clear that MS is not a single disease. Some cases are clearly of vascular origin, though some others are not. Look at this.

Association of Developmental Venous Anomalies with Demyelinating Lesions in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

http://www.ajnr.org/content/early/2017/09/14/ajnr.A5374

SUMMARY: We present 5 cases of demyelination in patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis that are closely associated with a developmental venous anomaly. Although the presence of a central vein is a known phenomenon with multiple sclerosis plaques, demyelination occurring around developmental venous anomalies is an underreported phenomenon. Tumefactive demyelination can cause a diagnostic dilemma because of its overlapping imaging findings with central nervous system neoplasm. The relationship of a tumefactive plaque with a central vein can be diagnostically useful, and we suggest that if such a lesion is closely associated with a developmental venous anomaly, an inflammatory or demyelinating etiology should be a leading consideration.
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