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Moyamoya Syndrome Associated With Hereditary Spherocytosis: An Emerging Clinical Entity

Gait-Carr, Eleanor MBChB; Connolly, Daniel J.A. MBChB, BSc, MRCP, FRCR; King, David BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCPCH

Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: April 2017 - Volume 39 - Issue 3 - p 233–234
doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000000789
Radiology Corner

Moyamoya syndrome is an unusual cerebrovascular disorder, which has rarely been reported in association with hereditary spherocytosis. We present the case of a 6-year-old boy with hereditary spherocytosis who was diagnosed with Moyamoya syndrome following a stroke. We discuss why these conditions may coexist and briefly outline the management of such children.

*The Medical School

Department of Radiology

Academic Unit of Child Health, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, UK

The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Reprints: David King, BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCPCH, Academic Unit of Child Health, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TH, UK (e-mail: davidanthonyking@gmail.com).

Received October 26, 2016

Accepted January 16, 2017

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