A newborn with cardiac failure secondary to a large vein of Galen malformation

Sergio G Golombek, Shamiza Ally, Paul K Woolf
Southern Medical Journal 2004, 97 (5): 516-8
We report the case of a term newborn with vein of Galen aneurysm. No antenatal diagnosis was done. The infant was admitted secondary to cardiac failure, with cardiomegaly and pulmonary hypertension. Physical examination was remarkable for acrocyanosis, microcephaly, cranial bruit, bilateral neck swelling, coarse breath sounds, and a hyperdynamic precordium with continuous murmur. Head ultrasound demonstrated a large, midline venous structure. Computed tomographic scan confirmed vein of Galen malformation.

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