vein of Galen


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vein of Galen

The internal and great veins of the brain; venae internae et vena magna cerebri [NA6].

vein of Galen

A short midline unpaired vein between the cerebral hemispheres of the brain. It forms as the merger of the right and the left internal cerebral veins, and it bends upward (around the splenium of the corpus callosum) to empty into the straight sinus.
Synonym: great vein of Galen; great cerebral vein
See also: Galen, Claudius
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The vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation is a congenital vascular malformation comprising 30% of all pediatric vascular anomalies and 1% of all pediatric congenital anomalies.
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