A Case of Moyamoya-like Vessels with History of Brain Radiation

M Zare, S A Mousavi


A 13 years old boy underwenta surgical operation of craniopharyngioma which followed by postoperative radiation therapy. Eighteen monthes later he was admitted to the neurological ward due to sudden sensory aphasia. Brain CT showed infarction of left hemisphere. Since no other predisposing factor was present, the cause of stroke in this patient can be related to Moyamoya - like disease after radiation.
Keywords: Moyamoya, Stroke, Aphasia, Craniopharyngioma, Radiation Therapy

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