Extra- intracranial arterial anastomosis in ten patients with moya-moya syndrome (occlusion of the circle of Willis)

  • H. Kikuchi
  • J. Karasawa


Since 1970 we have performed 113 superficial-temporal-artery—middle-cerebral-artery (STA-MCA) anastomoses (Table 1). As other authors have reported, (5) this operation is indicated for transient, reversible cerebral ischemia with occlusive organic lesions. A Japanese varient of occlusion of the circle of Willis is designated moya-moya syndrome. The pathogenesis of this syndrome is still unclear, but the angiographic appearance and clinical features of the disease are specific.


Transient Ischemic Attack Minor Stroke Major Stroke Japanese Varient External Carotid Artery Branch 
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  • H. Kikuchi
  • J. Karasawa

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