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Alper Karacan

Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya University, Turkey


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    Moyamoya Disease in a Turkish Woman: A Case Illustration
    Author(s): Mehtap Erdogan*, Keziban Karacan, Alper Karacan, Ayla Tekin Orha, Tuncay Colak and Hamit Macit Selekler

    The etiology of Moyamoya Disease (MMD) is unknown. It is a cerebrovascular disease which is caused by occlusion or stenosis and can be diagnosed by angiographic methods. Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) is the gold standard for diagnosis, especially in cases with mild stenosis and few collateral lesions. The causes of this disease are unknown; it is usually associated with congenital or tumoral defects. This disease is more common in the yellow race, especially woman in Japan. Its prevalence is low in countries other than Japan. The high prevalence of the disease in Japan has given it its name from Japanese. Moyamoya; Meaning of Japanese means smoke dispersing in the air. The veins in the appearance of smoke scattering in the air giving the name of Moyamoya are, in fact, perforating arteries which are enlarged and angiographically visible to .. Read More»

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