Editione Moderne, 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #302594
Unpaginated, 44 pages. Illustrations in color. 'Moyamoya Angiopathy is a rare disease which was diagnosed for the first time in Japan in 1956. It affects mostly children and is characterized by blockage of the main brain arteries, resulting in an under-supply of blood to the brain. Due to this the brain suffers repeatedly from small strokes. To compensate for this deficiency in blood supply, a number of small collateral arteries sprout out at the base of the brain. The pattern of these arteries on angiography scans resemble a puff of smake and hence the name 'Moyamoya', a Japanese word for 'puff of smoke'. This book illustrates the symptoms, detection and management of this illness by a bypass operation which is being performed only in a handful of specialized hospitals.' - from introduction. Inscribed by the illustrator on title page and dated June, '09. First edition (first printing). Near fine copy in color illustrated covers. No dust jacket.