"Melting brain" as complication of a vein of galen aneurysmal malformation diagnosed by fetal MRI

Florian Hergan, Thierry A.G.M. Huisman
2018 Clinical Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine  
The Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is a rare and complex arteriovenous (AV) malformation found in about 1% of all fetal AV abnormalities. The high morbidity and mortality requires an early and precise diagnosis to counsel parents and guide physicians for pre-, peri-and postnatal management as well as for prediction of outcome. Fetal MRI is a safe, important and well-established diagnostic tool in the clinical evaluation of fetuses with suspected cerebral anomalies and has become
more » ... perior to color Doppler ultrasonography in the diagnosis of VGAM in recent years. It provides highly sensitive information not only about the VGAM and related brain injury but also about the systemic impact of the malformation on the fetus. In this report we present the fetal MR imaging findings including the progressing brain injury known as "melting brain". Hergan F (2017) "Melting brain" as complication of a vein of galen aneurysmal malformation diagnosed by fetal MRI
doi:10.15761/cogrm.1000206 fatcat:2obncac5crauvpqchhesorecne