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The disorder in which the blood vessels and arteries at the base of the brain which supply blood to the brain gradually narrow reducing the flow of blood. This disorder could cause strokes or stroke-like conditions in patients.
HOW IS MOYAMOYA DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Neurologists can diagnose Moyamoya Disease by evaluating symptoms and through clinical examination. Your current medical history and family history is also evaluated. During imaging tests, the Moyamoya Disease appears like a puff of smoke. An angiogram is performed for further diagnosis and to evaluate the extent of damage
HOW IS MOYAMOYA DISEASE TREATED?
There is no evidence that medications slow the progression of moyamoya disease. However, selected children suffering from recurrent or progressive loss of blood flow to certain parts of the brain may be candidates for surgery. These surgical procedures, called revascularization procedures, involve diverting blood flow from other regions, such as the scalp or nearby muscles, to the oxygen-deprived region of the brain. Other treatments for moyamoya disease address only its symptoms or effects eg anticoagulants. Rehabilitation is used for patients with neurological deficits, such as speech problems or paralysis.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is no medication available that will stop the progression of the condition.