Neurologia medico-chirurgica
Online ISSN : 1349-8029
Print ISSN : 0470-8105
ISSN-L : 0470-8105
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Diagnostic Criteria for Moyamoya Disease - 2021 Revised Version
Satoshi KURODAMiki FUJIMURAJun TAKAHASHIHiroharu KATAOKAKuniaki OGASAWARAToru IWAMATeiji TOMINAGASusumu MIYAMOTOThe Research Committee on Moyamoya Disease (Spontaneous Occlusion of Circle of Willis) of the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, Japan
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2022 Volume 62 Issue 7 Pages 307-312


In this report, we, the Research Committee on Moyamoya Disease (Spontaneous Occlusion of the circle of Willis), describe in detail the changes in the new "Diagnostic Criteria 2021" for moyamoya disease and its scientific basis to make it widely known to the world. The revised criteria cover all aspects of the disease, including a definition of the disease concept, diagnostic imaging, and the concept of quasi-moyamoya disease (moyamoya syndrome).

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