In the latest study, published Tuesday in the journal Radiology, researchers in Italy used MRI scans to look at the neck veins of MS patients. Researchers found the presence of abnormal neck veins in 25 out of 39 MS patients and 14 out of 26 healthy volunteers. After measuring the brain blood flow, the researchers concluded there was no relationship between cerebral blood flow, volume in white matter of the brain and severity of disability of patients.
In other words, vein abnormalities had no impact on neurological function or disease progression in patients, and may just be an “epiphenomenon,” or an accidental event that has nothing to do with the disease itself.
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