Vein of Galen malformation

Case contributed by Dr Dylan Kurda

Patient Data

Age: 6 yo
Gender: Male
DSA (angiography)

Direct and quick shunting of the contrast material bulous from the feeder arteries through the shunt, draining via the dilated median prosencephalic vein ("malformed" vein of Galen). 

Case Discussion

The case demonstrates the unusual Vein of Galen manifestation, which is rather rare to present in this age. The combination of hydrocephalus and "steal" phenomena are causes for the clinical features.

Presentation varies with the type of malformation, and different types present at different ages:

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Case information

rID: 32170
Case created: 17th Nov 2014
Last edited: 28th Aug 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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