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Vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation presenting as prominent scalp veins
  1. R M Shinkar,
  2. P Clarke
  1. Jenny Lind Children’s Department, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, UK
  1. Rajeev M Shinkar, Jenny Lind Children’s Department, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Colney Lane, Norwich NR4 7UY, UK; rmshinkar1921{at}doctors.org.uk

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An 11-month-old female infant was referred with prominent scalp veins, first noted at age 6 months.

Examination showed very large veins over all her scalp, extending down the forehead including medial to both eyes at the nasal bridge (fig 1). The scalp veins ran in palpable ridges and bulged during crying or …

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  • Competing interests: None.

  • Patient consent: Parental consent obtained.

  • Dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Pierre Lasjaunias who pioneered embolisation treatment of this malformation.

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