The great cerebral vein
is one of the large blood vessels
in the skull
draining the cerebrum
It is also known as the "vein of Galen" (VG), named for its discoverer, the Greek physician Galen. However, it is not the only vein with this eponym.
It is prone to congenital
defects, such as vein of Galen aneurysmal malformations
(VGAM) and vein of Galen aneurysmal dilation