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moyamoya disease

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
49 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends.: Adults with moya moya disease can live normal life spans depending on how severe the presentation is, which is usually a stroke. As long as there are ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Singer
29 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: Morbidity and mortality rates are different in adults and children. The key is to establish the diagnosis as soon as possible as surgical treatment is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Moyamoya: Chromosome 17
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Proliferating: They appear to be proliferating at an increased rate leading to narrowing and eventual blockage of the artery. May be an association with an abnormali ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Yes: Dr. Michael scott at boston children's hospital is one of them.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Spetzler
50 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Moyamoya is a disease of the blood vessels in the brain.
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
34 years experience Neurosurgery
NO: In Moyamoya disease the inner layer of the inner layer of the carotid artery overgrows and fills the artery, eventually closing it off. But this is n ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes and no: In moyamoya, the inner layer (intima) of the internal carotid artery (ica) overgrows causing blockage of the lumen (opening) of the artery. The icas a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Moyamoya: Treatment is surgical. Consult a neuro-surgeon for details.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
7 years experience Family Medicine
No: Moyamoya disease does not have a cure, though there are some measures to prevent stroke that may slow disease progression and improve quality of life.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
39 years experience Neurosurgery
Moya Moya: Moya moya is a disorder of blood vessels that leads to poor circulation and high risk of stroke. There is not really a cure for the disease yet there ... Read More

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