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Surgery for Rare Brain Malformation Detected in Utero Leads to Uniquely Talented Tween

September 22, 2022


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5-15 mins
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Presented by Michigan Medicine

Many complications can arise during pregnancy, but not many can be found during an ultrasound that confused it as scar tissue. A vein of Galen malformation occurs during fetal development, likely in the first trimester, and results in abnormal connections between the brain’s arteries and the deep veins. The blood drains into the vein of Galen, located at the base of the brain, and causes an overload of blood flow to the heart. While treatment for this condition requires complex endovascular surgical intervention once the baby is born, survival and thriving is very possible.




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