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Vein of Galen malformation
  1. Mehtab Ahmad1,
  2. Shuaib Mir2,
  3. Shagufta Wahab1,
  4. Imran Rizvi3
  1. 1Department of Radiodiagnosis, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India
  2. 2Department of Radiodiagnosis, Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India
  3. 3General Medicine, J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Imran Rizvi, imranrizvi09{at}

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