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All proceeds will be donated to:
Ruby's Childrens Charity, supporting Vein of Galen Research & Treatment
in Association with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Registered Charity no. 1160024. Fund Code ME1735
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity
40 Bernard Street, London WC1N 1LE
A Word from Dr. Battacharya
The two centres in the UK for treating vein of Galen malformations are the Royal Hospital for Sick Children & Queen Mothers Maternity Hospital, Glasgow and Great Ormond Street Hospital,London.
Abnormalities of the blood vessels of the brain in babies and children are fortunately very rare so most of my work, and my colleague who covers Great Ormond Street, is in treating adults with these diseases.
Our Neurovascular Research and Education Fund is used to support research, audit and education activities related to blood vessels of the brain. In relation to Vein of Galen Malformations this involves developing a new database for tracking the course, treatment and outcomes of children. We have also started a project looking at the early formation of the vein of Galen. If we are able to identify the time period when the VoG develops embryologically this could be of benefit in looking for possible precipitating events.
The centre with the largest experience worldwide in treating babies with VGAM is at Yorkhill
Research project headed by: Dr. JJ Bhattacharya, Consultant Neuroradiologist
For further information on the work of Dr. JJ Bhattacharya please click here.