Perinatal Three-dimensional Color Power Doppler Ultrasonography of Vein of Galen Aneurysms

Rodrigo Ruano, Alexandra Benachi, Marie Cecile Aubry, Francis Brunelle, Yves Durnez, Marc Dommergues

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Abstract

Objective. To present the prenatal and postnatal three-dimensional color power Doppler ultrasonographic features in cases of vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation. Methods. Prenatal three-dimensional color power Doppler ultrasonography was used to image the neurovascular malformations in 3 fetuses with vein of Galen aneurysms and in unaffected control fetuses at the same gestational age. Postnatal transfontanel three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasonography was also performed in the third affected case and in an unaffected control neonate. The feeding and drainage vessels were analyzed in the three-dimensional rendering mode. Results. The first case was complicated by porencephaly and fetal heart failure, and the pregnancy was terminated. The other 2 cases were uncomplicated prenatally, but 1 of the infants died after aneurysmal embolization due to acute cerebral ischemia. The angioarchitecture of the arteriovenous fistula was characterized in greater detail by three-dimensional color power Doppler ultrasonography than by two-dimensional ultrasonography, especially regarding the anatomic features of the feeding and drainage vessels and their connections with the dilated vein of Galen. Conclusions. Three-dimensional color power Doppler ultrasonography provided detailed images of the aneurysmal malformation and its vascular connections. Further studies are needed to correlate three-dimensional vascular imaging patterns with outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1357-1362
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Doppler Color Ultrasonography
Drainage
Vein of Galen Malformations
Fetus
Cerebral Veins
Fetal Heart
Doppler Ultrasonography
Vascular Malformations
Three-Dimensional Imaging
Arteriovenous Fistula
Brain Ischemia
Gestational Age
Blood Vessels
Ultrasonography
Heart Failure
Color
Newborn Infant
Pregnancy
Vein of Galen aneurysm

Keywords

  • Aneurysm, vein of Galen
  • Fetal brain
  • Fetal ultrasonography
  • Power Doppler ultrasonography
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Three-dimensional ultrasonography
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Perinatal Three-dimensional Color Power Doppler Ultrasonography of Vein of Galen Aneurysms. / Ruano, Rodrigo; Benachi, Alexandra; Aubry, Marie Cecile; Brunelle, Francis; Durnez, Yves; Dommergues, Marc.

In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 22, No. 12, 01.01.2003, p. 1357-1362.

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Ruano, Rodrigo ; Benachi, Alexandra ; Aubry, Marie Cecile ; Brunelle, Francis ; Durnez, Yves ; Dommergues, Marc. / Perinatal Three-dimensional Color Power Doppler Ultrasonography of Vein of Galen Aneurysms. In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2003 ; Vol. 22, No. 12. pp. 1357-1362.
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