Periventricular calcifications in a newborn associated with aneurysm of the great vein of Galen

J. J. Pérez Fontán, M. Herrera, A. Fina, G. Peguero

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A newborn infant who presented with heart failure was diagnosed to have an aneurysm of the vein of Galen. Skull radiographs and CT scan demonstrated multiple periventricular calcifications. This case illustrates a new diagnostic possibility for the radiologic finding of periventricular calcifications in the newborn. It also establishes the importance of performing good skull roentgenographic series in all neonates with unexplained heart failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)249-251
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Radiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1982



  • Aneurysm of the vein of Galen
  • Cytomegalovirus infection
  • Heart failure
  • Intracranial calcifications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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