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Content updated on 2022-06-02

What is moyamoya disease?

Moyamoya disease is a progressive disease of the artery in the brain. The constriction of these blood vessels causes blockages, which can lead to a stroke and seizures.

Symptoms related to moyamoya disease

  • Transient unilateral sensory disturbance

  • Field of vision suddenly became narrower or has blind spots

  • Transient restlessness (behavioral abnormalities)

  • Suddenly unable to walk normally for a short time

  • Sudden weakness on one side of the body that recovered

  • One side of the body (face, arms and legs) twitched or moved uncontrollably for a while

  • Headache

Questions your doctor may ask to check for moyamoya disease

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose moyamoya disease

  • Do you feel that your field of vision suddenly became narrower or has blind spots?

  • Were you suddenly unable to walk normally for a short time?

  • Did you have sudden weakness on one side of the body that recovered?

  • Did one side of your body (face, arms and legs) twitch or move uncontrollably for a while?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

Treatment for moyamoya disease

Moyamoya disease is treated with surgery to correct the narrowed arteries in the brain. Medications may be recommend to manage some of the symptoms.

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