Moya moya disease and basal ganglia haemorrhage

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


55 year old male with sudden decrease in conscious state.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male


Case Discussion

CT without contrast obtained at the time of admission demonstrates a left sided basal ganglia haemorrhage, with extension into the ventricle. 

CT angiography demonstrates characteristic appearances of moya moya disease, with obliteration of the supraclinoid internal carotid arteries, and numerous collaterals from the posterior circulation and external carotid circulation. 

Haemorrhage is a common complication of adult moya moya disease

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Case information

rID: 10737
Published: 15th Sep 2010
Last edited: 17th Nov 2015
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