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can ms cause central vein occlusion?

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Dr. Andrew Doe
Interventional Radiology 20 years experience
Big debate: This topic was very hot recently because of dr. Zamboni from italy. It is currently being investigated. I have seen patients have tremendous results and some have no change. I believe it is beneficial but we need to determine what patients will benefit before we apply it to everyone and every type of ms.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Must disagree: This is a bandwagon that seems trendy, but the overwhelming evidence so far suggests that the blocks in the jugular and azygous veins draining into the neck, can be seen in normals as well as ms patients, and there is absolutely no backup congestion blood products found in the brain. This is a risky and absolutely unnecessary procedure, in spite of numerous advocates. No effect on ms.

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