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Spontaneous thrombosis of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation after ventriculoperitoneal shunting.
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PMID:  15080969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Aneurysmal dilatation of the vein of Galen (AVG) is a common finding in vascular malformations that involve the Galenic system and spontaneous thrombosis is very rare. Although the presentation of the cases may differ with the age, the mortality and morbidity is high in all age groups. Here, we present a case of AVG in a six-month-old boy. The patient underwent insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Surveillance of the lesion with subsequent MRI revealed spontaneous thrombosis of the AVG with excellent clinical outcome. Proposed mechanisms of spontaneous thrombosis include slow flow shunts, obstruction of the venous outflow or obstruction of the feeding artery. The case is discussed with the relevant literature.
Kayhan Kuzeyli; Ertuğrul Cakir; Gökalp Karaarslan; Ali Ahmetoğlu; Bekircan Peksoylu; Uğur Yazar; Süleyman Baykal
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-14     Completed Date:  2008-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  439-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Karadeniz Technical University, School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / etiology*,  pathology
Cerebral Angiography / methods
Cerebral Veins / abnormalities*,  pathology
Cerebral Ventriculography / adverse effects*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Remission, Spontaneous
Venous Thrombosis / complications,  etiology*,  pathology

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