STA-enhanced vascularized galeal flap for revascularization of moyamoya disease: technical report.
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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.
- Tanahashi, K; Zomorodi, AR; Fukushima, T
- August 2020
Volume / Issue
- 162 / 8
Start / End Page
- 1841 - 1845
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