April 2009: Moyamoya Disease

Moyamoya Disease

Drs. R. Michael Scott and Edward R. Smith discuss the surgical treatment of moyamoya syndrome in patients with sickle cell anemia. Successful care in these complicated cases involves multidisciplinary cooperation among hematologists, anesthesiologists, and neurosurgeons. The authors recommend operative treatment with pial synangiosis, which appears to be safe and to confer long-lasting protection against further stroke in this population. The particulars of operative management and postoperative care are discussed.

3 Responses to “April 2009: Moyamoya Disease”

  1. Moyamoya: Puff of Smoke « MarbleRoad’s Blog: Rare Diseases and Disorders; Public Health; and National Service Says:

    […] Blogs on Moyamoya: MoyaMoyaInfo Lost on the Floor: tales of a (new) nurse Neurosurgical FOCUS Readers’ Forum: April 2009 Podcast surgical treatment of moyamoya syndrome in patients with sickle cell anemia Life’s a Journey, […]

  2. Wanda Hunt Says:

    Would love information on support groups and blogs on moyamoya. I was diagnosed on Christmas Day in 2010 after I suffered a stroke. Had another stroke on March 26, 2011.

  3. Vi da Says:

    I am a 40 year old female, in good mental and physical state of being. Recently I had two strokes at once and was hospitalized. I have also have von willebrand and lupus. While in the hospital undergoing several tests, on my medical report it implies possible unilateral moyamoya disease. What can I do to make sure I am in the right hands in the medical field? and that something like this does not get over looked, are there questions or concerns I should be asking these doctors? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Also the MRA had shown I have had multiple strokes prior to this last episode.


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