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How is moyamoya disease treated?

Several types of revascularization surgeries can restore blood flow to the brain by opening narrowed blood vessels or bypassing blocked arteries. Children usually respond better to revascularization surgery than adults, but the majority of individuals have no further strokes or related problems after surgery.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Treatment for moyamoya disease is surgical, as there is no proven benefit to medical therapy for moyamoya. Specifically, a variety of bypass operations are commonly used to treat moyamoya.

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