Preliminary report on pathologic flow patterns in the internal jugular and vertebral veins of patients with multiple sclerosis
Marian Simka, Jacek Kostecki, Maciej Zaniewski, Eugeniusz Majewski, Danuta Szewczyk-Urgacz
Phlebological Review 2009; 17(2):61-64
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic neurologic disease of undetermined background. Recent discoveries suggest that this disease could be a venous pathology. The study has been done to assess veins in the neck in multiple sclerosis patients, in order to confirm findings by researches from Ferrara. There were examined 8 patients with proven diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. They were performed color Doppler examination of their internal jugular veins and vertebral veins. Abnormalities were found in all patients, but no universal anatomical pattern of venous pathology existed. There were found: occlusion of one internal jugular vein - 2 patients, stenosis of one internal jugular vein - 4 patients, stenosis of both internal jugular veins - 2 patients, stiff but not yet narrowed internal jugular vein - 1 patient, reflux in internal jugular vein – 2 patients, stenosis of vertebral veins - 3 patients, reflux in vertebral veins - 1 patient. Although further studies are needed to establish the actual role for pathology of extracranial veins in the etiopathogenesis of multiple sclerosis, these investigations can open a new chapter in management of this debilitating neurologic disease.
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This is also added to the replicating studies thread...
Cheer posted an abstract of an earlier version of this paper some time ago but this is the official published version....hot off the press. The final version lost the reference to the 3 cases of probable MS who also showed this when tested and I have asked why, will post that response when we know... but it is very common for editors to as for revised papers so they may be responsible for that