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Neonate with severe heart failure related to vein of Galen malformation.
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PMID:  20713291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a full-term female neonate who presented with respiratory distress and severe heart failure soon after birth. Heart failure secondary to perinatal infection was initially suspected. Subsequent echocardiography revealed aortic runoff, which led to consideration of an intracranial vascular abnormality. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain confirmed a diagnosis of vein of Galen aneurismal malformation (VGAM). Endovascular coil embolization of the vascular anomaly was performed, resulting in improvement of heart failure. VGAM should be considered in the differential diagnosis of neonatal congestive heart failure with a structurally normal heart. Urgent endovascular embolization and aggressive medical treatment of heart failure improve prognosis in neonatal VGAM.
Meng-Yu Chen; Hon-Man Liu; Wen-Chin Weng; Shinn-Forng Peng; En-Ting Wu; Shuenn-Nan Chiu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics and neonatology     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1875-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neonatol     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-17     Completed Date:  2010-12-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101484755     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neonatol     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital and Medical College, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Vein of Galen Malformations / complications*,  diagnosis*,  therapy

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