Direct Bypass Surgery Treatment for Moyamoya Disease
Moyamoya disease can cause dangerous symptoms such as strokes and seizures. It can occur in both children and adults. The most common presentation in adults is with ischemic stroke or intracranial hemorrhage.
Direct bypass surgery is the Moyamoya disease treatment of choice for adults, if the patient’s particular anatomy allows it. During the direct bypass procedure, a blood vessel from the scalp (superficial temporal artery) is surgically attached to a brain blood vessel (middle cerebral artery) through a small opening in the skull. The bypass provides additional blood to the starved brain immediately following the procedure.