Pathophysiology and genetic factors in moyamoya disease.

  title={Pathophysiology and genetic factors in moyamoya disease.},
  author={A S Achrol and Raphael Guzman and Marco B Lee and G K Steinberg},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={26 4},
Moyamoya disease is an uncommon cerebrovascular condition characterized by progressive stenosis of the bilateral internal carotid arteries with compensatory formation of an abnormal network of perforating blood vessels providing collateral circulation. The etiology and pathogenesis of moyamoya disease remain unclear. Evidence from histological studies… CONTINUE READING