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Response to "Evolution of transvenous embolization in vein of Galen malformation: case series and review of the literature": to be or not to be
  1. Vikas Bhatia,
  2. Ajay Kumar
  1. Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Punjab, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vikas Bhatia, radiodiagnosis and imaging, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012, India; drvikasbhatia{at}

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We read with interest the article by Fifi et al.1 They described their experience with the use of transvenous embolization (TVE) for residual vein of Galen malformation (VOGM) in patients who were treated previously with multiple rounds of transarterial embolization (TAE). They have described different techniques: transtrochlear, transvenous coiling, and the Chapot pressure cooker technique (CPCT) with the use of coils and liquid embolic agents. In their view, the last technique was the most suitable for complete obliteration of VOGM.

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  • Contributors All authors have equally contributed to this manuscript.

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