Today at 10 A.M. Children’s Hospital Boston will broadcast online a live neurosurgery operation where doctors will treat a young patient with a rare neurological condition called moyamoya disease. In addition to providing the virtual audience with an up close view of surgeons performing a cutting edge treatment developed at Children’s, a panel of experts will comment on the procedure offering insight to the treatment, the disease itself and other related topics.
One of the panel’s speakers will be Michael Rivkin, MD, director of the Cerebrovascular Disorders and Stroke program at Children’s Hospital Boston, who will discuss cerebrovascular diseases and stroke treatment at Children’s. While pediatric stroke is a very serious risk for patients with moymoya, these patients are not the only children who can experience a stroke. Many children are at risk and research on the causes and treatment of pediatric stroke is still a developing field in pediatrics.