CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · International Journal of Epilepsy 2016; 03(01): 024-025
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijep.2016.02.002
Letter to the Editor
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Vein of Galen malformation, a rare cause of epilepsy

Mohammad Sayadnasiri
1   University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Razi Hospital, Tehran, Iran
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Publication History

Received: 20 October 2015

Publication Date:
06 May 2018 (online)


Vein of Galen malformation (VOGM) is a rare congenital cerebral vascular malformation characterized by an aneurysmally dilated midline deep venous structure, fed by abnormal arteriovenous communication. Most patients develop severe congestive heart failure at neonatal period that is fatal if left untreated. Rarely, patients with low-flow fistula present with headache, seizure, or focal neurological sign at adulthood. A 28-year-old female with VOGM-related epilepsy was introduced in this brief report.

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