Surgical reconstruction of IJV sustains recovery from MS

CCSVI - (Chronic Cerebro-Spinal Venous Insufficiency) is a term used to describe compromised flow of blood in the veins draining the central nervous system.

During 2008 – 2009, the renowned Italian Doctor Paolo Zamboni published a theory purporting that MS is caused by chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI).

Surgical reconstruction of IJV sustains recovery from MS

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Bilateral Surgical Reconstruction for Internal Jugular Veins Disease in Patients With Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency and associated Multiple Sclerosis.
Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr 1. pii: S0890-5096(14)00179-4. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.03.012. [Epub ahead of print]
Spagnolo S1, Scalise F2, Barbato L1, Grasso MA3, Tesler UF1.


Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) is a vascular condition characterized by morphological alterations involving efferent cerebral vascular paths. CCSVI has been implicated as a contributing factor to multiple sclerosis (MS) but this theory is highly controversial. We report three cases of CCSVI patients with MS who had undergone internal jugular veins (IJVs) angioplasty to restore vessels patency. All patients reported significant symptomatic improvement after angioplasty until symptoms recurred following restenosis of the treated IJVs. Surgical IJVs reconstruction was performed. Patients' symptoms gradually improved and the benefits were maintained at the one-year follow up.

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