Whereas several studies have been so far presented about the surgical outcomes in terms of mortality and perioperative complications for elderly patients submitted to neurosurgical treatments, the management of elderly moyamoya patients is unclear. This review aims to explore the available data about the clinical manifestation, characteristics, and outcome after surgery of older patients with moyamoya arteriopathy (MA). We found only two articles strictly concerning elderly patients with MA. We have also evaluated other reported adult series of moyamoya patients, including elderly cases in their analysis. Patients with MA above 50 years old may be considered a peculiar subset in which patients are often presenting with ischemic symptoms and a higher Suzuki grade. Conservative treatment may be proposed in asymptomatic or stable cases due to their fragility and possible increase of post-operative complications, while the best surgical options in symptomatic cases are still under investigation, although we believe that a minimal invasive superficial temporal artery—middle cerebral artery bypass could be considered the treatment of choice for the immediate effect on brain perfusion with a limited rate of post-operative complications.

Characteristics of moyamoya disease in the older population: Is it possible to define a typical presentation and optimal therapeutical management? / I.G. Vetrano, A. Bersano, I. Canavero, F. Restelli, G. Raccuia, E.F. Ciceri, G. Farago, A. Gioppo, M. Broggi, M. Schiariti, L. Gatti, P. Ferroli, F. Acerbi. - In: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE. - ISSN 2077-0383. - 10:11(2021 May 25), pp. 2287.1-2287.9. [10.3390/jcm10112287]

Characteristics of moyamoya disease in the older population: Is it possible to define a typical presentation and optimal therapeutical management?

I.G. Vetrano
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F. Restelli;G. Raccuia;A. Gioppo;M. Broggi;M. Schiariti;F. Acerbi
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2021

Abstract

Whereas several studies have been so far presented about the surgical outcomes in terms of mortality and perioperative complications for elderly patients submitted to neurosurgical treatments, the management of elderly moyamoya patients is unclear. This review aims to explore the available data about the clinical manifestation, characteristics, and outcome after surgery of older patients with moyamoya arteriopathy (MA). We found only two articles strictly concerning elderly patients with MA. We have also evaluated other reported adult series of moyamoya patients, including elderly cases in their analysis. Patients with MA above 50 years old may be considered a peculiar subset in which patients are often presenting with ischemic symptoms and a higher Suzuki grade. Conservative treatment may be proposed in asymptomatic or stable cases due to their fragility and possible increase of post-operative complications, while the best surgical options in symptomatic cases are still under investigation, although we believe that a minimal invasive superficial temporal artery—middle cerebral artery bypass could be considered the treatment of choice for the immediate effect on brain perfusion with a limited rate of post-operative complications.
Cerebral angiopathy; Elderly; Extracranial-intracranial bypass; Internal carotid artery; Middle cerebral artery; Moyamoya; Revascularization; Superficial temporal artery
Settore MED/27 - Neurochirurgia
Settore MED/26 - Neurologia
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