The importance of encephalo-myo-synangiosis in surgical revascularization strategies for moyamoya disease in children and adults.

@article{Imai2015TheIO,
  title={The importance of encephalo-myo-synangiosis in surgical revascularization strategies for moyamoya disease in children and adults.},
  author={Hideaki Imai and Satoru Miyawaki and Hideaki Ono and Hirofumi Nakatomi and Yuhei Yoshimoto and Nobuhito Saito},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2015},
  volume={83 5},
  pages={691-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The optimal surgical procedure (direct, indirect, or combined anastomosis) for management of moyamoya disease is still debated. We evaluated the outcome of our broad area revascularization protocol, the Tokyo Daigaku (The University of Tokyo) (TODAI) protocol, analyzing the relative importance of direct, indirect, and combination revascularization strategies to identify the optimal surgical protocol. METHODS The TODAI protocol was used to treat 65 patients with moyamoya disease (91… CONTINUE READING
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