Moyamoya Disease Treatments

Revascularization surgeries can open narrowed blood vessels or bypass blocked arteries. This restores blood flow to the brain of people with moyamoya disease who have experienced strokes.

Surgery works particularly well with children. For most patients, it can effectively end strokes or related complications from moyamoya disease.

Moyamoya disease is a progressive condition. Without surgical treatment, patients will experience multiple strokes and continuing mental decline as the arteries in their brains continue to narrow. Without treatment, moyamoya can be fatal.


Ongoing research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke includes clinical trials and clinical investigations of biological functions to discover ways to prevent, treat and cure moyamoya disease and other neurological disorders.