We present the case of a 34-yr-old male who suffered repeated ischemic events resulting in right-sided weakness. He was found to have left M1 segment near occlusion on angiography with a large area of uncompensated hypoperfusion. The patient underwent a direct superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass. Direct bypass in the acute setting of ischemia has been previously described.1-5 Moyamoya ischemic disease can be treated with either direct or indirect surgical revascularization. There have been several techniques developed for direct bypasses in moyamoya ischemic disease. These include the standard 1-donor 1-recipient (1D1R) end-to-side (ES) bypass, the "double-barrel" 2-donor 2-recipient (2D2R) ES bypass, and the more recently developed 1-donor 2-recipient (1D2R)6,7 utilizing both an ES and a side-to-side (SS) bypass with a 1-donor vessel. The case presentation, surgical anatomy, decision-making, operative nuances, and postoperative course and outcome are reviewed. The patient gave verbal consent for participating in the procedure and surgical video.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology