Endovascular management of a vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation in an infant with challenging femoral arterial access

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Abstract

A 5-month-old infant was to be treated with elective transarterial embolization for a vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM). A team of endovascular surgical neuroradiologists, pediatric interventional radiologists, and pediatric cardiologists attempted conventional femoral arterial access, which was unsuccessful given the small caliber of the femoral arteries and superimposed severe vasospasm. Thereafter, eventual arterial access was achieved by navigating from the venous to the arterial system across the patent foramen ovale following a right femoral venous access. Embolization was then successfully performed. At a later date, the child underwent successful transvenous balloon-assisted embolization and eventual arterial embolization with cure of the VGAM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2016

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Keywords

  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Transvenous embolization
  • Vascular disorders
  • Vein of Galen malformation

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