0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Images in Neurology |

Vein of Galen Aneurysmal Malformation

Jyoti Kumar, MD, DNB; Atin Kumar, MD, DNB; Sudhir Gupta, MD
Arch Neurol. 2006;63(10):1500-1501. doi:10.1001/archneur.63.10.1500.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

A 1-month-old neonate presented with mild congestive heart failure and increased head circumference. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was performed. Axial T2-weighted magnetic resonance images (Figure 1) showed a large flow void behind the region of the third ventricle with few tortuous vessels draining into its lateral walls. Magnetic resonance venography (Figure 2) demonstrated the enlarged venous varix and a prominent falcine sinus cephalad to the straight sinus. There was mild associated hydrocephalus. A diagnosis of “mural” type of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) was made. The patient responded well to medical therapy for heart failure and is presently doing well at 3 months' follow-up. He is scheduled to undergo transcatheter embolization at about 8 months of age.

Figures in this Article

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Place holder to copy figure label and caption
Figure 1.

Two consecutive T2-weighted axial images (A and B) show a large flow void behind the third ventricle with few tortuous vessels draining into it.

Graphic Jump Location
Place holder to copy figure label and caption
Figure 2.

Time of flight magnetic resonance venography shows the vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation. A prominent falcine sinus (arrow) is seen cephalad to the straight sinus and is draining the aneurysm into the sagittal sinus.

Graphic Jump Location

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Articles Related By Topic
Related Collections
PubMed Articles
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();