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What is the treatment of Moyamoya Disease?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Oct 10, 2012
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  • Moyamoya is caused by blocked arteries at the base of the brain called basal ganglia.
  • The condition mainly affects the children.
  • Revascularization surgeries are done to restore the blood flow to the brain.
  • Surgical treatments have been very effective at bypassing narrowed arteries.

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Moyamoya disease is a rare condition which caused by the blocked arteries at the base of the brain called basal ganglia. It was first described in Japan in 1960’s and since then it has been found in United States, Eroupe, Austerila and Africa. In Japanese, moyamoya is referred as puff of smoke. The condition mainly affects the children but it can occur in adults as well.

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Symptoms of Moyamoya

Some common symptoms of moyamoya disease in children include:

  • Stroke
  • Recurrent Transient
  • muscular weakness
  • Paralysis one side of body
  • seizures

While adults often experience a hemorrhagic stroke due to recurring blood clots in the affected vessels of the brain. Other symptom may include :

  • Disturbed consciousness
  • Speech deficits
  • sensory and cognitive impairment
  • involuntary movements
  • vision problems

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Treatment

Revascularization surgeries are done to restore the blood flow to the brain. Surgical treatments have been very effective at bypassing narrowed arteries. A potential surgery involves technical considerations, it’s possible advantages and disadvantages.

 

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