Vein of Galen Malformation Follow-up

Updated: Nov 18, 2015
  • Author: Raj D Sheth, MD; Chief Editor: Amy Kao, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Patient should be monitored for the development of hydrocephalus.

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Further Inpatient Care

Infants who undergo surgical ligation or selective embolization should be reimaged to assess results of the therapeutic intervention.

Head circumference measurements should be obtained in patients who undergo ventriculoperitoneal shunt to treat hydrocephalus.

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Transfer

Patients diagnosed with VGAM should be transferred to a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit where a pediatric neurologist, an interventional neuroradiologist, and a neurosurgeon are available for management of the infant.

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Complications

More than half of patients with VGAM have a malformation that cannot be corrected. Patients frequently die in the neonatal period or in early infancy.

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