Moyamoya disease is progressive narrowing of blood vessels in the brain, which results in the formation of fragile collateral vessels. It is a significant cause of stroke and brain hemorrhage in children and young adults. The high stroke risk from moyamoya, however, can be significantly decreased by bypass surgery. In bypass surgery, a blood vessel from the scalp is connected to a vessel on the brain surface in order to augment blood flow to the brain.
Nirav J. Patel, MD, Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, performs an Extracranial-Intracranial Bypass to treat Moya Moya Disease, a rare disease of the blood vessels in the brain that can result in stroke. The surgery was performed using micro-anastamosis
Watch here as Dr. Nirav Patel discusses the life changing surgeries completed on a New Hampshire and daughter for Moyamoya Disease:
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