Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations: Critical analysis of the literature with proposal of a new classification system

Martin M. Mortazavi, Christoph J. Griessenauer, Paul Foreman, Reza Bavarsad Shahripour, Mohammadali Mohajel Shoja, Curtis J. Rozzelle, R. Shane Tubbs, Winfield Stitt Fisher, Takanori Fukushima

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Abstract

Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations are a rare and diverse group of entities with a complex anatomy, pathophysiology, and serious clinical sequelae. Due to their complexity, there is no uniform treatment paradigm. Further more, treatment itself entails the risk of serious complication. Offering the best treatment option is dependent on an understanding of the aberrant anatomy and pathophysiology of these entities, and tailored therapy is recommended. Herein, the authors review the current concepts related to vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations and suggest a new classification system excluding mesodiencephalic plexiform intrinsic arteriovenous malformations from this group of malformations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-306
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Lasjaunias
  • Litvak
  • Median prosencephalic vein of Markowski
  • Vascular disorders
  • Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation
  • Vein of Galen dilation
  • Vein of Galen varix
  • Yaşargil

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Mortazavi, M. M., Griessenauer, C. J., Foreman, P., Shahripour, R. B., Mohajel Shoja, M., Rozzelle, C. J., Tubbs, R. S., Fisher, W. S., & Fukushima, T. (2013). Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations: Critical analysis of the literature with proposal of a new classification system. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 12(3), 293-306. https://doi.org/10.3171/2013.5.PEDS12587