Hellenic Journal of Surgery

, Volume 85, Issue 3, pp 153–159

Debating chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in patients with multiple sclerosis

  • I. Kotsikoris
  • A. Zygomalas
  • S. Papoutsi
  • D. Maras
  • P. Pavlidis
  • Th. Papas
  • N. Bessias
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DOI: 10.1007/s13126-013-0029-1

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Kotsikoris, I., Zygomalas, A., Papoutsi, S. et al. Hellenic J Surg (2013) 85: 153. doi:10.1007/s13126-013-0029-1
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Abstract

It is almost 6 years since Pr. Zamboni et al correlated the chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency syndrome (CCSVI) with multiple sclerosis (MS) and postulated that this syndrome is one the main reasons of MS. This led to a major debate within the medical community as to the existence of CCSVI, its correlation with multiple sclerosis (MS) and the hypothesis that its treatment might improve the clinical picture in patients with MS. The aim of this study is to search the literature and study the correlation of MS with CCSVI, comparing the incidence of CCSVI in patients with MS against control groups, and also to examine the results of endovascular treatment of CCVSI in patients with MS.

Key words

Multiple sclerosisChronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiencyTreamtent of multiple sclerosis

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kotsikoris
    • 1
  • A. Zygomalas
    • 1
  • S. Papoutsi
    • 1
  • D. Maras
    • 1
  • P. Pavlidis
    • 1
  • Th. Papas
    • 1
  • N. Bessias
    • 1
  1. 1.Dep. of Vascular Surgery, “Korgalenio-Benakio”Red Cross HospitalAthensGreece