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Pregnancy and Delivery in Moyamoya Disease

  • Jun C. Takahashi

Abstract

Moyamoya disease is more prevalent in females than in males [1]. Moreover, this disease occurs most frequently during childhood and early adulthood; thus, it is not uncommon for patients to become pregnant and give birth. Although serious vascular events in pregnant patient of moyamoya disease have been reported, no guidelines have been established on managing the pregnancies of such patients (Fig. 1). In this chapter, this problem is discussed in light of a review of the literature and a recent nationwide survey on pregnancy, delivery, and moyamoya disease.

Keywords

Cerebral Ischemia Vaginal Delivery Intracranial Hemorrhage Epidural Anesthesia Pregnant Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKyoto UniversitySakyo-kuJapan

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