Vein of Galen Malformation Update

Cerebrovascular neurosurgeon Tomoyoshi Shigematsu, MD, PhD, reviews the two classifications of vein of Galen malformations (VOGM) and presents recent cases of VOGMs treated at Mount Sinai using the trans-arterial and trans-venous embolization techniques, as well as other treatment approaches. He also describes how to diagnose VOGM and monitor the condition in utero.

Chapters (Click to go to chapter start)
Dr. Shigematsu describes his experience as a neurosurgery resident in Japan and how he learned to understand neurological anatomy
A review of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations (VGAM)
Classification of VGAM and its presentation, plus important points to note
Trans-arterial embolization technique for treatment
Trans-venous embolization for treatment and coiling for cure
Antenatal and neonatal classification and evaluation
VOGM and angiogenesis

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Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
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