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What is Vein of Galen aneurysm?

What is Vein of Galen aneurysm?

  • Vein of Galen aneurysm: A rare condition which is characterised by an aneurysm resulting from a intracranial vascular malformation.

Vein of Galen aneurysm is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Vein of Galen aneurysm, or a subtype of Vein of Galen aneurysm, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Vein of Galen aneurysm as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Vein of Galen aneurysm: Introduction

Types of Vein of Galen aneurysm:

Broader types of Vein of Galen aneurysm:

What causes Vein of Galen aneurysm?

Causes of Vein of Galen aneurysm: see causes of Vein of Galen aneurysm

What are the symptoms of Vein of Galen aneurysm?

Symptoms of Vein of Galen aneurysm: see symptoms of Vein of Galen aneurysm

Vein of Galen aneurysm: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vein of Galen aneurysm.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vein of Galen aneurysm.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Vein of Galen aneurysm: Vascular Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Vein of Galen aneurysm.
Treatments for Vein of Galen aneurysm: see treatments for Vein of Galen aneurysm
Research for Vein of Galen aneurysm: see research for Vein of Galen aneurysm

Name and Aliases of Vein of Galen aneurysm

Main name of condition: Vein of Galen aneurysm

Other names or spellings for Vein of Galen aneurysm:

Ectasia of varix of the vein of galen, Galenic arteriovenous malformation, Vein of Galen aneurysm malformation, VGAM, Galen vein aneurysm, Ectasia or varix of the vein of Galen

Ectasia or varix of the vein of Galen, Galen vein aneurysm, Galenic arteriovenous malformation, VGAM, Vein of Galen aneurysm malformation
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vein of Galen aneurysm: Related Conditions

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