In this study from Italy examining the role of chronic
cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) in MS, the authors have
comprehensively evaluated 39 patients and 26 healthy control subjects
using specific colour doppler and cerebral blood volume (CBV), cerebral
blood flow (CBF), and mean transit time assessments with dynamic
susceptibility contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging.
authors found that although CCSVI was associated with cerebral
hemodynamic anomalies, that the changes are equally seen in healthy
controls and are not related to severity of disability related to MS.
Authors: Garaci FG, Marziali S, Meschini A, Fornari M, Rossi S, Melis M, Fabiano S, Stefanini M, Simonetti G, Centonze D, Floris R.
Source: Radiology. 2012 Aug 21. [Epub ahead of print]
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