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Ege Journal of Medicine
2003, Cilt 42, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 141-143
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INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATION IN AN INFANT: VEIN OF GALEN MALFORMATION
Kurul S, Bora B, Dirik E
Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatric Neurology, Izmir,Turkey
Keywords: Vein of Galen malformation, congestive heart failure, infancy

The vein of Galen malformation is a rare cerebrovascular disorder which is characterized by an abnormal direct communication between one or several cerebral arteries and the vein of Galen In neonates, it usually causes congestive heart failure. Infants, older children, and adults usually present with mass effect, seizures, or intracranial hemorrhage Here we report a 9-months-old infant diagnosed with the vein of Galen malformation This report emphasizes that the unexplained congestive heart failure, with or without neurologic symptoms, during neonatal or early infancy period might be due to the vein of Galen malformation

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