Acute hydrocephalus in an elderly woman with an aneurysm of the vein of Galen

Neurosurgery. 1984 Dec;15(6):852-4.


A patient with a previously diagnosed vein of Galen aneurysm presented with acute hydrocephalus. This unusual case is described, and the possible pathogenesis of the condition is discussed. To our knowledge, this is the oldest patient yet described with this complication of vein of Galen aneurysm.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain / blood supply*
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / diagnostic imaging
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery*
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / diagnostic imaging
  • Intracranial Aneurysm / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Phlebography
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Veins / surgery