Spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willis (moyamoya syndrome).

@article{Haltia1982SpontaneousOO,
  title={Spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willis (moyamoya syndrome).},
  author={Matti J Haltia and Matti V. Iivanainen and H. Majuri and Matti Puranen},
  journal={Clinical neuropathology},
  year={1982},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={
          11-22
        }
}
Three young autopsy and four temporal artery biopsy cases with an arteriographically typical moyamoya syndrome were studied by histologic, electron microscopic, and immunofluorescence methods. In all autopsy cases the intracranial segment of the internal carotid arteries showed concentric intimal thickening with severe stenosis or obstruction of the lumen, folding of the internal elastic lamina, and shrinkage of the external diameter of the vessel. Inflammatory infiltration was absent. Abnormal… CONTINUE READING

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