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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1996;25(4): 786-792.
Recent Clinical and Basic Research in Moyamoya Disease.
Dal Soo Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Medical College, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea.
Moyamoya disease is an unusual form of chronic cerebrovascular occlusive disease characterized by bilateral stenosis and/or occlusion of distal internal carotid arteries and their vicinity, by a hazy network of collateral circulation at the base of brain called moyamoya vessels and clinically by recurrent ischemic attcks in children and by intracerebral hemorrhage in adult. This review included the trends of recent clinical and basic research in moyamoya disease, mainly selecting from recent annual reports published by the research committee on spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willis(moyamoya disease) of the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Japan.
Key Words: Moyamoya disease; Epidemiology; Cell growth factor; Magnetic resonance angiography; Bypass surgery; Positron emission tomography
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