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Cerebral arteriovenous malformation in a neonate: treatment by embolisation.
  1. F B McCord,
  2. M D Shields,
  3. A McNeil,
  4. H L Halliday,
  5. G McClure,
  6. M M Reid
  1. Department of Child Health, Queen's University of Belfast, Royal Maternity Hospital.


    A neonate with an aneurysm of the vein of Galen was treated by embolisation using Giant-urco coils. Doppler ultrasound examination showed that blood flow in the internal carotid artery decreased while that in the pericallosal artery increased after occlusion, suggesting a 'steal phenomenon' with blood directed preferentially towards the aneurysm.

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