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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2003;34(5): 461-463.
Familial Occurrence of Moyamoya Disease in a Father and a Son.
Hyo Jung Choi, Jae Gon Moon, Ho Kook Lee, Do Yun Hwang
Department of Neurosurgery, KangNam Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. moonnsun@chollian.net
ABSTRACT
Although moyamoya disease is a clinical entity of unknown cause, considerable evidences suggest that the disease has genetic origins. The disease displays regional and racial differences. Occurrence of the disease within a family suggests that moyamoya disease may have a genetic basis. Familial moyamoya disease involving father and a son is presented and literatures are also reviewed.
Key Words: Moyamoya disease; Genetic
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