median_prosencephalic_vein

Median prosencephalic vein

The median prosencephalic vein is a precursor to the vein of Galen, and usually regresses before birth. If an arterio-venous fistula exists, it balloons out to become the 'aneurysmal' vein of Galen malformation. This occurs since the vein is thin-walled, lies free within the subarachnoid space, and is unable to accommodate the arterial flow.

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  • Last modified: 2021/01/14 09:20
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