Moyamoya disease

Diagnosis of moyamoya disease

Suddenly occurring hemorrhage is diagnosed by computed tomography (CT). Blockages of large arteries and "puff of smoke" vessels are diagnosed on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show the blood vessels. Such blockages can be diagnosed relatively easily at most hospitals. Convulsive seizures produce characteristic results when caused by those diseases when patients undergo electroencephalography (EEG). Cerebral angiography, in which an X-ray is taken directly of the blood vessels in the brain. Scanning of cerebral blood vessels using nuclear medicine may also be used to help determine the course of treatment.

[ Fig : Imaging of moyamoya disease ]

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