• Toshio Matsushima
  • Masatou Kawashima
  • Jun Masuoka


The aim of surgical treatment for ischemic type moyamoya disease is to establish an adequate and sufficient collateral circulation for the ischemic brain to prevent cerebral infarction. Many kinds of surgical procedures have been utilized [1– 11], and, therefore, we explain those procedures and their advantages and disadvantages. Surgeons who perform surgical treatment for Moyamoya disease have to select a surgical procedure after understanding the advantages and disadvantages of each type.


Collateral Formation Bypass Procedure Moyamoya Disease Superficial Temporal Artery Posterior Branch 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshio Matsushima
    • 1
  • Masatou Kawashima
    • 1
  • Jun Masuoka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryFaculty of Medicine, Saga UniversityNabeshimaJapan

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