Journal article

Outcome of vein of Galen malformation presenting in the neonatal period

Stephanie Malarbi, Julia K Gunn-Charlton, Alice C Burnett, Trisha M Prentice, Amy Williams, Peter Mitchell, Alison Wray, Rod W Hunt

Archives of Disease in Childhood | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Vein of Galenaneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is a rare but important congenital malformation presenting to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs), and with a change from surgical to endovascular management, survival for this condition has improved. However, there is little reported about the medical management decisions of infants with this condition and the associated long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes. We aim to report a single centre experience of both acute treatment and long-term outcomes of VGAM for those infants admitted to our NICU soon after birth. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study over a 15-year period from 2001 to 2015 inclusive. SETTING: A quaternary NICU at The Roya..

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