Vein of Galen Malformations: Epidemiology, Clinical Presentations, Management

Pablo F. Recinos, Gazanfar Rahmathulla, Monica Pearl, Violette Renard Recinos, George I. Jallo, Philippe Gailloud, Edward S. Ahn

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The vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is a congenital vascular malformation that comprises 30% of the pediatric vascular and 1% of all pediatric congenital anomalies. Treatment is dependent on the timing of presentation and clinical manifestations. With the development of endovascular techniques, treatment paradigms have changed and clinical outcomes have significantly improved. In this article, the developmental embryology, clinical features and pathophysiology, diagnostic workup, and management strategies are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-177
Number of pages13
JournalNeurosurgery clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Clinical presentation
  • Management
  • Vein of galen malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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