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Necrotising enterocolitis in a full-term infant with reversed diastolic flow in the descending aorta: what is the diagnosis?
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PMID:  23213124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Vein of Galen malformations (VGM) are rare intracranial vascular anomalies that constitute 1% of all intracranial vascular malformations. Untreated VGM have a very poor prognosis. A high proportion of patients who present in the neonatal period rapidly deteriorate and succumb to congestive cardiac failure. The prenatal diagnosis and possible in utero referral to highly specialised centre of postnatal care have resulted in considerable improvement in prognosis. The authors present a case of a postnatally diagnosed VGM in a full-term infant presenting with progressive cardiac failure and necrotising enterocolitis secondary to gut hypoperfusion. They emphasise the importance of prenatal diagnosis by pulsed wave Doppler and colour-velocity imaging for subsequent referral to a centre of excellence in a multidisciplinary approach involving neonatologists, paediatric cardiologists and interventional radiologists in order to optimise the management and limit the neurological sequelae in children with this type of malformation.
Isabel Pinto Pais; Andreia Teles; Nise Miranda; Rui Pinto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-12-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, CHGE, Porto, Portugal.
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