Imaging evaluation of fetal vascular anomalies

Maria A. Calvo-Garcia*, Beth M. Kline-Fath, Denise M. Adams, Anita Gupta, Bernadette L. Koch, Foong Yen Lim, Tal Laor

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Vascular anomalies can be detected in utero and should be considered in the setting of solid, mixed or cystic lesions in the fetus. Evaluation of the gray-scale and color Doppler US and MRI characteristics can guide diagnosis. We present a case-based pictorial essay to illustrate the prenatal imaging characteristics in 11 pregnancies with vascular malformations (5 lymphatic malformations, 2 Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome, 1 venous-lymphatic malformation, 1 Parkes-Weber syndrome) and vascular tumors (1 congenital hemangioma, 1 kaposiform hemangioendothelioma). Concordance between prenatal and postnatal diagnoses is analyzed, with further discussion regarding potential pitfalls in identification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1218-1229
Number of pages12
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jul 27 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Children
  • Fetal magnetic resonance imaging
  • Fetal ultrasonography
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Soft-tissue neoplasm
  • Vascular anomalies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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