Neuroradiology

, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 457–459

Successful treatment of neonatal aneurysmal dilatation of the vein of Galen: the role of prenatal diagnosis and trans-arterial embolization

  • Y. Yamashita
  • T. Abe
  • N. Ohara
  • T. Maruoka
  • O. Toyoda
  • O. Inoue
  • K. Kojima
  • H. Kato
Interventional Neuroradiology

DOI: 10.1007/BF00596519

Cite this article as:
Yamashita, Y., Abe, T., Ohara, N. et al. Neuroradiology (1992) 34: 457. doi:10.1007/BF00596519
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Summary

We report a neonate with aneurysmal dilatation of the vein of Galen diagnosed prenatally by color Doppler sonography and MRI at 37 weeks' gestation. The child was treated by transarterial embolization of microcoils 2 and 8 days after birth. The aneurysmal dilatation of the vein of Galen markedly decreased after embolization and the patient is developing normally at 2 years 5 months of age. Prenatal diagnosis and early intervention by transarterial embolization produced in a good outcome in this patient.

Key words

Aneurysmal dilatation of the vein of GalenPrenatal diagnosisColor Doppler sonographyMagnetic resonance imagingTransarterial embolization

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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Yamashita
    • 1
    • 3
  • T. Abe
    • 2
  • N. Ohara
    • 1
  • T. Maruoka
    • 1
  • O. Toyoda
    • 1
  • O. Inoue
    • 1
  • K. Kojima
    • 2
  • H. Kato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics and Child HealthKurume University School of MedicineKurumeJapan
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyKurume University School of MedicineKurumeJapan
  3. 3.Department of PediatricsBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA