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This is a prospective, randomized, single-center clinical study aiming to explore the safety and efficacy of venous stenting for patients with internal jugular vein stenosis (IJVS).
The role of isolated non-thrombotic IJVS in idiopathic intracranial hypertension has recently gained a vested interest. Compared with venous sinus stenosis, isolated IJVS at extracranial segments is more concealed and likely to be neglected, leading to misdiagnosis or treatment delay and subsequent exacerbation of clinical outcomes. Stenting seems to hold a potential of addressing the intracranial pressure elevation-associated clinical issues from etiological level, especially after medical therapy failure. The complications of stenting such as ipsilateral headache, restenosis, intra-stent thrombosis and hemorrhage have beem demonstrated in the settings of intracranial sinus obstruction and osseous impingement-associated IJVS, particularly bony structures between the styloid process and lateral mass of C1 that constrain the IJV. Nevertheless, so far, to the best of our knowledge, few or no stenting related adverse events have been found in isolated IJVS patients with venous stent implantation.
In this study, 60 patients satisfied with the inclusion criteria will be enrolled and randomly allocated into two groups. The safety and efficacy of stenting in patients with non-osseous impingement-mediated IJVS will be analyzed. Other medical interventions will be guaranteed according to the best medical judgment from clinical practitioners.
Venous stenting for internal jugular vein stenosis, One-month routine medical treatment followed by venous stenting for internal jugular vein stenosis
Not yet recruiting
Capital Medical University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-12-20T10:17:08-0500
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