Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency and Multiple Sclerosis Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1001/archneurol.2011.179 PMID: 21747006 Web of Science: 000297014900002

Cited authors

  • Bagert, Bridget A.; Marder, Ellen; Stueve, Olaf


  • Chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency has recently been proposed to be etiologic to multiple sclerosis. Independent investigation into this theory during the past 2 years has not succeeded in verifying this relationship. A critical analysis of the scientific methods used in the original studies of chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis reveals several methodological problems with regard to potential bias and confounding. The current evidence calls into question whether chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency in multiple sclerosis exists at all. Arch Neurol. 2011; 68(11): 1379-1384. Published online July 11, 2011. doi: 10.1001/archneurol.2011.179

Publication date

  • 2011

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-9942

Start page

  • 1379

End page

  • 1384


  • 68


  • 11