The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 71, Issue 5, pp 459–463 | Cite as

Spectrum of clinical presentations of vein of Galen aneurysm

  • C. K. Sasidharan
  • P. Anoop
  • M. Vijayakumar
  • M. P. Jayakrishnan
  • G. Reetha
  • T. G. Sindhu
Clinical Brief


Aneurysm of the vein of Galen is a rare intracranial vascular malformation. It is known to have diverse manifestations and varying severity. Four cases with different modes of presentation and outcome are reported. A mortality of 50 per cent was encountered. Among the survivors, one had neurologic sequelae whereas the other had attained age-appropriate developmental milestones. The former was a rare case of spontaneous thrombosis of the aneurysm while the latter was a boy who underwent therapeutic embolization.

Key words

Vein of Galen aneurysm Cardiac failure Hydrocephalus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. K. Sasidharan
    • 1
  • P. Anoop
    • 1
  • M. Vijayakumar
    • 1
  • M. P. Jayakrishnan
    • 1
  • G. Reetha
    • 1
  • T. G. Sindhu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsInstitute of Maternal and Child Health, Medical CollegeCalicut, KeralaIndia

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