Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 1989 , Vol 1 , Num 1
Vein of Galen Aneurysms
Ahmet ERDOĞAN1, M. Hikmet ULUĞ1, M. Olcay ÇİZMELİ2
1Ankara Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi İbn-i Sina Hastanesi Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı
2Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı
Vein of Galen aneurysms are the vascular lesions difficult to remove with classical surgical techniques of their deeply location and inherent hemodynamic features. As an alternative to surgery a new interventional method, transtorcular embolization, was introduced for the management of such patients. The transtorcular embolization was performed in a boy sixteen months of age with vein of Galen aneurysm successfully by using Gianturco spring coils and follow-up examinations revealed almost complete thrombosis of the malformation. The technique used is described. The transtorcular embolization is an alternative to surgery in vein of Galen aneurysms especially in neonate. Anahtar Kelimeler : Vein of Galen malformation, Arteriovenous malformation, Transtorcular embolization