Turkish Neurosurgery 1997 , Vol 7 , Num 1-2
ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATION OF THE VEIN OF GALEN COEXISTENT WITH A STRAIGHT SINUS ANOMALY: THE ROLE OF TRANSCRANIAL DOPPLER ULTRASOUND IN DIAGNOSIS AND POSTOPERATIVE FOLLOW-UP
Ahmet SELăUKLU,R. Kemal KOă, Ahmet MENK▄
Erciyes University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Kayseri, Turkey The authors report a case of aneurysmal malformation of the vein of Galen associated with straight sinus anomaly (accessory straight sinus) in a 6-month-old infant presenting with clinical signs of hydrocephalus. The malformation was confirmed by computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, cerebral angiography, and transcranial Doppler. The patient was operated on through abilateral parieto-occipital craniotomy and interhemisferic approach on both sides of the falx without any complication. Postoperative angiography and transcranial Doppler investigation confirmed total occlusion of the fistulas. Keywords : Hydrocephalus, infant, transcranial Doppler ultrasound, vascular malformation, vein of Galen
Corresponding author : Ahmet Selšuklu