Journal d'hématologie et des maladies thromboemboliques

Journal d'hématologie et des maladies thromboemboliques
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ISSN: 2329-8790


An Endocrine Perspective of Moyamoya Syndrome/Disease: A Literature Review

Wasnaa Hadi Abdullah*

Moyamoya disease is a progressive rare type of cerebrovascular disease marked by stenosis and occlusion of the distal internal carotid arteries and circle of Willis branches, leading to development of a collateral network of blood vessels at the base of the brain. Growth hormone deficiency, hypothyroidism, hypogonadism, hypertriglyceridemia, and Graves' disease are all reported endocrinopathies those could occur in patients with moyamoya. Therefore, we would emphasize on the importance of regularly monitoring for these possible endocrinological disorders in patients diagnosed with Moyamoya disease in order to avoid any delay in diagnosis and thereafter the appropriate treatment.