Vein of galen malformation - fetal
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Obstetrical patient referred for evaluation of an intracranial cystic lesion.
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T2 weighted images from a fetal MRI demonstrate a large flow void in the region of the vein of Galen. The fetal heart is enlarged.
This is an example of a vein of Galen malformation, diagnosed in utero. The enlarged heart suggests high output cardiac failure, a complication of these malformations.