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The goal of treating a vein of Galen malformation (VOGM) is to eliminate or decrease as much of the blood flow through the VOGM as possible, while maximizing the blood supply to the brain. In almost all cases we see at Boston Children's Hospital, we use endovascular embolization, a minimally invasive, catheter-based procedure. Recovery is usually rapid, and most children can go on to live full and active lives. We have pioneered the practice of performing an additional angiogram before waking the child from anesthesia to verify that the treatment was successful.
If your child is scheduled for endovascular embolization, you will receive specific information on how to prepare. Because general anesthesia is used in endovascular embolization, your child may need to stop eating, drinking and sometimes taking medicines for a certain period of time.
Upon arrival, plan to spend about four hours meeting with nurses, the anesthesiologist and the neurointerventionalist. Children can bring a favorite toy or blanket into the procedure room, and parents can stay close by, in the family waiting area.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”