Ann Cardiol Cardiovasc Med | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Fetal Cardiac Failure due to Vein of Galen Malformation

Atiq M*, Korar AA, Waqar F and Ahmed F

Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Liaquat National Hospital, Pakistan

*Correspondance to: Mehnaz Atiq 

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Vein of Galen malformation is a rare cerebrovascular anomaly and is diagnosed in a fetus on routine antenatal ultrasound or anomaly scan. Fetal cardiac failure occurs due to volume overload of the right ventricle resulting from increased cerebral venous return. Fetal echocardiography can help in the diagnosis of cardiac complications. Cerebral complications can also occur and can be diagnosed on fetal neuroimaging. We present the case of a 33 weeks fetus with vein of Galen malformation and evidence of cardiac failure which is a poor prognostic sign.


Vein of Galen malformation; Fetal cardiac failure; Hydrops fetalis; Fetal imaging


Atiq M, Korar AA, Waqar F, Ahmed F. Fetal Cardiac Failure due to Vein of Galen Malformation. Ann Cardiol Cardiovasc Med. 2024; 7(1): 1055..

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