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Moyamoya Disease MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Moyamoya Disease
Tree Number(s)
C10.228.140.300.200.600
C10.228.140.300.510.200.737
C14.907.137.615
C14.907.253.123.620
C14.907.253.560.200.737
Unique ID
D009072
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009072
Scope Note
A noninflammatory, progressive occlusion of the intracranial CAROTID ARTERIES and the formation of netlike collateral arteries arising from the CIRCLE OF WILLIS. Cerebral angiogram shows the puff-of-smoke (moyamoya) collaterals at the base of the brain. It is characterized by endothelial HYPERPLASIA and FIBROSIS with thickening of arterial walls. This disease primarily affects children but can also occur in adults.
Entry Version
MOYAMOYA DIS
Entry Term(s)
Cerebrovascular Moyamoya Disease
Moya-Moya Disease
Moyamoya Disease, Classic
Moyamoya Disease, Primary
Moyamoya Disease, Secondary
Moyamoya Syndrome
Progressive Intracranial Occlusive Arteropathy (Moyamoya)
NLM Classification #
WL 357
Previous Indexing
Carotid Artery Diseases (1966-1977)
Cerebral Artery Diseases (1966-1977)
Cerebrovascular Disorders (1966-1977)
Public MeSH Note
1991; see ARTERIAL OCCLUSIVE DISEASES 1978-1990
History Note
1991(1978)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1977/04/27
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Moyamoya Disease Preferred
Moyamoya Disease, Primary Narrower
Moyamoya Disease, Secondary Narrower
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