Mayo Clinic Clarifies Diagnosis and Treatment for Rare, Serious Blood Vessel Disease of Brain and Spinal Cord

Published: Oct 19, 2007

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic has clarified the methods of diagnosis and optimal management of a rare and little-understood blood vessel disease of the brain and spinal cord that often leads to stroke or death. Primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) can best be identified through a combination of diagnostic techniques consisting of angiography (imaging the cerebral arteries), brain biopsy and other laboratory studies.

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