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High prevalence of systemic hypertension in pediatric patients with moyamoya disease years after surgical treatment.

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Summary of "High prevalence of systemic hypertension in pediatric patients with moyamoya disease years after surgical treatment."

Although an association between moyamoya disease (MMD) and renovascular hypertension has been acknowledged, the literature on systemic hypertension without renal artery stenosis among patients with MMD is scarce. The authors aimed to evaluate the prevalence and risk factors of hypertension using data from MMD patients who visited an outpatient clinic of a pediatric neurosurgical department in 2016.

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Name: Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
ISSN: 1933-0715
Pages: 1-7

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