Posted by Robin (18.104.22.168) on August 26, 2001 at 00:16:17:
In Reply to: Why did DJ have the operation? posted by Mike R on August 26, 2001 at 00:02:37:
Moya-moya is a rare disorder of uncertain cause that leads to irreversible blockage of the main blood vessels to the brain as they enter into the skull. In adults it tends to cause bleeding or strokes. The process of blockage (vascular occlusion) once it begins tends to continue despite any known medical management unless treated with surgery. The repeated strokes can lead to severe functional impairment or even death so that it is important to recognize these lesions and treat them early on.
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