The marked cerebral hypoperfusion of moyamoya disease (MMD) can be treated with encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS), an indirect revascularization surgery. Collateral establishment after the surgery is a gradual process; thus, easy access to serial assessment is of great importance. We prospectively recruited 15 pediatric moyamoya patients who underwent EDAS surgeries on a total of 19 hemispheres. Ultrasonography of extracranial and intracranial arteries was performed pre-operatively and post-operatively at 1, 3 and 6 mo. Among the extracranial arteries, the superficial temporal artery had the most pronounced increase in flow velocity and decrease in flow resistance from 1 mo post-surgery (p < 0.01). Among the large intracranial arteries, a significant increase in peak systolic velocity was observed in the anterior cerebral artery from 3 mo post-surgery (p < 0.05). These findings indicate significant hemodynamic changes on ultrasonography in pediatric moyamoya patients after indirect revascularization surgery.
Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Vol.42, No.12, pp.2844-2851