Progression of Moyamoya Disease

  • Kentaro Hayashi
  • Izumi Nagata


Moyamoya disease is characterized by progressive stenosis of the terminal portion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and its main branches [1]. The disease associated with the development of dilated, fragile collateral vessels at the base of the brain, which are termed moyamoya vessels [1]. Regardless of the course, moyamoya disease inevitably progresses in the majority of patients.


Internal Carotid Artery Hepatocyte Growth Factor Magnetic Resonance Angiography Anterior Cerebral Artery Moyamoya Disease 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryNagasaki University School of MedicineNagasaki-cityJapan

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