Vein of Galen malformation and infantile spasms

G Incorpora, P Pavone, N Platania, R R Trifiletti, E Parano
Journal of Child Neurology 1999, 14 (3): 196-8
Recently, there has been increasing interest in the study, characterization, and management of infantile spasms. With technological advances, it is now possible to determine a specific diagnosis on many patients with infantile spasms, thus broadening the spectrum of conditions associated with this electroclinical syndrome. We report a child with infantile spasms who also had a vascular malformation of the vein of Galen. Both clinical and electroencephalographic findings improved rapidly after endovascular treatment of the vascular anomaly, suggesting a possible association.

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