Venous angioplasty in patients with multiple sclerosis: results of a pilot study.

  title={Venous angioplasty in patients with multiple sclerosis: results of a pilot study.},
  author={Paolo Zamboni and Roberto Galeotti and Bianca Weinstock-Guttman and Cheryl E. Kennedy and Fabrizio Salvi and Robert Zivadinov},
  journal={European journal of vascular and endovascular surgery : the official journal of the European Society for Vascular Surgery},
  volume={43 1},
OBJECTIVES Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is associated with multiple sclerosis (MS). The objective of the study was to see if percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) of duplex-detected lesions, of the internal jugular and/or azygous veins, was safe, burdened by a significant restenosis rate, and whether there was any evidence that treatment reduced MS disease activity. DESIGN This was a case-control study. MATERIALS We studied 15 patients with relapsing-remitting MS… CONTINUE READING
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