STA-enhanced vascularized galeal flap for revascularization of moyamoya disease: technical report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

BACKGROUND: A variety of revascularization techniques have been reported for the management of moyamoya disease to prevent risks of stroke. STA (superficial temporal artery)-MCA (middle cerebral artery) microanastomosis, single or double bypass, with temporal muscle or galeal onlay graft has been the standard operative procedure. METHOD: Our rationale of revascularization surgery has been a combination of STA-MCA double bypass using the frontal and the parietal branches of STA and transfer of a highly vascularized thick galeal flap with maintained STA vasculature. CONCLUSION: This STA-enhanced vascularized galeal flap graft is extremely effective for revascularization of moyamoya disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tanahashi, K; Zomorodi, AR; Fukushima, T

Published Date

  • August 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 162 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1841 - 1845

PubMed ID

  • 32506332

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 0942-0940

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00701-020-04441-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Austria