Epub ahead of print: Auriel et al. Extra-cranial venous flow in patients with multiple sclerosis. J Neurol Sci. 2011 Aug 3.
27 MS’ers were compared to healthy control subjects.
Results: Except for one MS’er, blood flow direction in the internal jugular veins was normal in all subjects.
No significant difference was found between subjects and controls.
Conclusion: The investigators found no evidence to suggest that MS’ers have an excess of CCSVI. In addition they failed to observe a typical venous flow pattern in MS’ers. Until carefully designed controlled studies to investigate CCVSI have been completed, invasive and potentially dangerous endovascular procedures as therapy for MS should be discouraged.
“No commentary necessary on this one.”