Prenatal diagnosis of vein of Galen malformation: a multidisciplinary challenge

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Abstract

Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is a rare congenital arteriovenous malformation of the choroid plexus situated within the roof of the third ventricle. If large, it leads to an extracardiac left-to-right shunt featuring as a high output heart failure in the neonate. In our case of VGAA4, hypoxic-ischemic brain lesions due to the steal phenomenon could be demonstrated prenatally. In a multidisciplinary clinical setting, withdrawal of active care and initiation of good end-of-life care was decided on and carried through.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAmerican Journal of Perinatology
Volume25
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)225-227
Number of pages3
ISSN0735-1631
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 312 Clinical medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynecology

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