Moyamoya disease in pregnancy: a case series and review of management options.


BACKGROUND Pregnancy has a potentially deleterious affect on moyamoya disease (MMD), a cerebrovascular condition characterized by spontaneous occlusion of the distal internal carotid arteries resulting in the neoangiogenesis of fragile collateral blood vessels. The disease renders patients susceptible to both hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke. METHODS A 16… (More)


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