Involuntary movement

Shigeru Nogawa, Norihiro Suzuki

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Moyamoya disease is an idiopathic cerebrovascular disease characterized by progressive steno-occlusion of the arteries of the circle of Willis, accompanied by collateral vessel formation in the basal ganglia [1, 2]. Involuntary movements are relatively rare symptoms of this condition, and their frequency is estimated to range from 3 to 6% [3-5]. However, the incidence could be higher, if limb shaking, a specific type of transient ischemic attack (TIA), is also included. In this chapter, we focus on moyamoya disease-induced involuntary movements, and the patient characteristics, symptoms, underlying mechanisms, and treatment of this condition are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMoyamoya Disease Update
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9784431997023
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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