The ‘Ivy Sign’ of Moyamoya disease

Keywords: Moyamoya, Ivy sign, Magnetic resonance image

Abstract

Stroke is uncommon in pediatric age group. Moyamoya is a rare idiopathic disease characterized by progressive vaso-occlusion of the main blood vessels to the brain. We report a case of 13 year old female who presented with recurrent headache and transient left hemiparesis and was diagnosed to have Moyamoya disease. The ‘ivy sign’ is a characteristic magnetic resonance image finding seen in patients with Moyamoya disease.

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Author Biographies

Ummer Karadan, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India

Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology

Robin George Manappallil, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala 673004 India

Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine,

Published
2019-05-01
How to Cite
Karadan, U., & Manappallil, R. (2019). The ‘Ivy Sign’ of Moyamoya disease. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 10(3), 56-58. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v10i3.23196
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Case Reports