Vascular Anomalies

Farooq Shahzad*, Arun K. Gosain

*Corresponding author for this work

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Vascular anomalies are the most common congenital malformations. Vascular anomalies are broadly classified as tumors (e.g., infantile hemangiomas) and malformations (e.g., capillary, lymphatic, venous, and arteriovenous malformations). The most important initial step in management is accurate diagnosis. Imaging is performed if diagnosis is not clear on history and exam, or for treatment planning. Management depends on the type, location, and extent of malformation. Treatment options include observation, compression, physical therapy, pharmacologic treatment, percutaneous intervention, and surgery. Multidisciplinary teams comprise experts from multiple specialties can formulate optimal treatment plans, especially for atypical or complex vascular lesions. This field continues to evolve with new advances and applications in pharmacology, interventional radiology, and molecular genetics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTips and Tricks in Plastic Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030780289
ISBN (Print)9783030780272
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Capillary malformation
  • Embolization
  • Excision
  • Hemangioma
  • Lymphatic malformation
  • Sclerosis
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Venous malformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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