Moyamoya Disease Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 06, 2017
  • Author: Roy Sucholeiki, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is moyamoya disease?

How is moyamoya disease characterized?

What is the etiology of moyamoya disease?

What are the risk factors for moyamoya disease?

What is the prevalence of moyamoya disease?

Which races are at greatest risk for moyamoya disease?

How does the prevalence of moyamoya disease vary by sex and age?

What is the cause of mortality from moyamoya disease?

What is the prognosis of moyamoya disease?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of moyamoya disease?

Which physical findings are characteristic of moyamoya disease?

DDX

Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnoses of moyamoya disease?

What are the differential diagnoses for Moyamoya Disease?

Workup

What are the risks of delayed or misdiagnosed moyamoya disease?

What is the role of lab studies in the evaluation of moyamoya disease?

How is moyamoya disease diagnosed?

Treatment

What is the role of pharmacologic therapy in the management of moyamoya disease?

What is the role of rehabilitation therapy in the management of moyamoya disease?

What is the role of anticoagulation and antiplatelet agents in the treatment of moyamoya disease?

Which factors are associated with a better prognosis for moyamoya disease?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of moyamoya disease?

Which specialist consultations are required for the management of moyamoya disease?

Medications

When is drug therapy indicated in the treatment of moyamoya disease?

Which medications in the drug class Antiplatelet agents are used in the treatment of Moyamoya Disease?

Which medications in the drug class Anticoagulants, Hematologic are used in the treatment of Moyamoya Disease?