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Vein of Galen Malformations

"Vein of Galen Malformations" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Congenital arteriovenous malformation involving the VEIN OF GALEN, a large deep vein at the base of the brain. The rush of arterial blood directly into the vein of Galen, without passing through the CAPILLARIES, can overwhelm the heart and lead to CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Vein of Galen Malformations" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Vein of Galen Malformations" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 8 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2015 and 2018 and 2020
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