Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria
On-line version ISSN 1678-4227
MARQUES, Marcio Chaves Pedro et al. Galen vein thrombosis: case report. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2003, vol.61, n.2A, pp. 285-287. ISSN 1678-4227. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2003000200025.
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) is a vascular disease with many clinical manifestations and possible etiologies (local, systemic or idiopathic). Galen vein thrombosis (GVT) is a rare cause of CVT and usually it is associated with some vascular malformation. We report a case of a 16 years old female patient with GVT without vascular malformation, but associated with straight sinus thrombosis and venous thalamic infarct. Relevant aspects of the clinical, radiological and laboratory diagnosis of CVT are also discussed.
Keywords : cerebral venous thrombosis; Galen vein thrombosis; venous infarct.