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History of surgery for cerebrovascular disease in children. Part II. Vein of Galen malformations.
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PMID:  16819808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations are a mixed group of lesions characterized by an abnormal fistula between abnormal distal branches of the choroidal and/or posterior cerebral arteries and the great vein of Galen. In this paper the authors trace the historical evolution of the current approach to diagnosis and treatment, and the literature is reviewed comprehensively. During the historical era, vein of Galen malformations were described in individual case reports and an early classification system was developed. In the early era of treatment, open surgery was the preferred approach, although morbidity and mortality rates were high. The development of neurointerventional techniques allowed the introduction of occlusive materials into the fistula, with pronounced improvements in clinical outcome.
Jeffrey P Blount; W Jerry Oakes; R Shane Tubbs; Robin P Humphreys
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article     Date:  2006-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurosurgical focus     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1092-0684     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurosurg Focus     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-07-05     Completed Date:  2006-08-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100896471     Medline TA:  Neurosurg Focus     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham/Children's Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Veins* / abnormalities
Cerebrovascular Disorders / history*,  therapy
Congenital Abnormalities / history
Embolization, Therapeutic / history*
History, 20th Century
Neurosurgery / history*
North America

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