Arteriovenous malformation of the vein of Galen in three neonates: Emphasis on associated early ischaemic brain damage

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Abstract

Vein of Galen malformation is a rare intracranial disorder in newborns. In recent years the survival rate has improved due to improvement in endovascular treatment of this abnormality. We describe three neonates with a vein of Galen malformation for whom treatment was not attempted because of associated severe cerebral damage, of antenatal origin in two and of perinatal origin in the other. Autopsy was performed in two neonates. Periventricular leukomalacia was present in both cases, associated in one case with cortical infarction, gliosis and atrophy. Conclusion. We recommend careful evaluation of associated cerebral damage prior to attempted treatment of the vein of Galen malformation.

Detaljer

Författare
  • T. J. De Koning
  • R. Goosketis
  • R. Veenhoven
  • E. J. Meijboom
  • G. H. Jansen
  • P. Lasjaunias
  • L. S. De Vries
Externa organisationer
  • Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital
  • University Medical Center Utrecht
  • Bicêtre Hospital
Forskningsområden

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)228-229
Antal sidor2
TidskriftEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Volym156
Utgåva nummer3
StatusPublished - 1997 mar 11
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa