Moyamoya disease in children

  title={Moyamoya disease in children},
  author={David M. Ibrahimi and Rafael John Tamargo and E S Ahn},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
Moyamoya disease, a rare cause of pediatric stroke, is a cerebrovascular occlusive disorder resulting from progressive stenosis of the distal intracranial carotid arteries and their proximal branches. In response to brain ischemia, there is the development of basal collateral vessels, which give rise to the characteristic angiographic appearance of moyamoya. If left untreated, the disease can result in overwhelming permanent neurological and cognitive deficits. Whereas moyamoya disease refers… CONTINUE READING


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