Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 393-396

A rare cause of seizures in children: "Moyamoya disease"

Department of Radio-diagnosis, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Digish Shah
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.182519

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Moyamoya means hazy in Japanese. It is a rare progressive idiopathic condition that affects major intracranial vessels. The disease is characterized by the distinct angiographic appearance of cerebral vessels resembling "puff of cigarette smoke." Although rare, a high index of suspicion in correct clinical setting can be helpful in apt diagnosis. The disease cloaked in common symptoms can lead to a devastating outcome, both in children and adults. Hence, comprehensive knowledge of this peculiar entity is a must.

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