New association of vein anomalies and MS found

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New association of vein anomalies and MS found

Postby frodo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:47 am

New association of vein anomalies and MS found on Sept. 2017. I remark the date because this has been reported already before several times

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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