Endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus due to aneurysm of the vein of Galen: case report and literature review.

@article{Feletti2007EndoscopicTO,
  title={Endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus due to aneurysm of the vein of Galen: case report and literature review.},
  author={Alberto Feletti and Luca Denaro and Elisabetta Marton and Domenico D'avella and Pierluigi Longatti},
  journal={Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={285-91}
}
Aneurysms of the vein of Galen are uncommon vascular malformations. They are most frequently seen in infants and children, leading to heart failure and hydrocephalus. Exceptionally, they are detected in adults. Several theories have been proposed to explain hydrocephalus in these patients: obstruction of the cerebral aqueduct, impaired absorption of CSF after subarachnoid hemorrhage, passive ex-vacuo mechanism, or thrombosis of an aneurysm. Hydrocephalus has been treated mainly with… CONTINUE READING