Treatment of Moyamoya disease in the adult population with pial synangiosis.

  title={Treatment of Moyamoya disease in the adult population with pial synangiosis.},
  author={Ning Lin and Joshua P. Aronson and Sunil Manjila and Edward R Smith and Robert Michael Scott},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  volume={120 3},
OBJECT Surgical treatment of moyamoya disease in the adult population commonly uses direct revascularization, the superficial temporal artery (STA) to middle cerebral artery (MCA) bypass (STA-MCA). Pial synangiosis, a method of indirect revascularization, has been used in adult patients with moyamoya when STA-MCA bypass was not technically feasible. Although the effectiveness of pial synangiosis has been well described in children, only limited reports have examined its role in adult patients… CONTINUE READING
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