Vascular Anomalies

Vascular Anomalies

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Vascular Anomalies

The Anomalies Clinic includes experts from different specialties, including:

  • Plastic surgeons
  • Interventional radiologists
  • Pediatric dermatologists
  • Pediatric surgeons
  • Hematology/oncology physicians (blood and cancer doctors)

They work together to care for children and adults with the most appropriate treatment for each condition. Treating vascular anomalies may include:

  • Medicine
  • Minimally invasive procedures (just on the lesions or vessels involved)
  • Traditional surgical excision
  • A combination of some or all of these

Our team is set up to provide the ideal treatment strategy for each patient.

Vascular conditions we treat

We offer both surgical and non-surgical care for children and adults. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • Hemangioma
  • Infantile hemangioma (common birthmark made up of blood vessels; sometimes called “strawberry mark”)
  • Congenital hemangioma (rare, noncancerous tumors that are present at birth)
  • Rapidly involuting congenital hemangioma (RICH; these shrink or disappear by ages 12 to 18 months old)
  • Non-involuting congenital hemangioma (NICH; these grow with the child)
  • Pyogenic granuloma (skin growth with small, red, oozing and bleeding bumps)
  • Capillary malformations
  • Sturge-Weber syndrome (set of symptoms that often include “port wine stain” facial birthmark, along with neurologic and other problems)
  • Parkes-Weber syndrome (many abnormal blood vessels, present at birth)
  • Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (characterized by “port wine stain,” and vein and lymph abnormalities)
  • Arteriovenous malformation (tangles of blood vessels that cause abnormal connections between arteries and veins)
  • Maffuci’s syndrome (disorder that affects bones and skin, known for causing cartilage growths within bones)
  • Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (described above)
  • Parkes-Weber syndrome (described above)
  • Venous malformation (abnormally formed and dilated veins)
  • Arterial malformation
  • Lymphatic malformation (noncancerous fluid-filled masses or cysts in the lymphatic system; also called lymphangiomas)

Vascular Malformation care team