Vascular Malformation

Vascular Malformation

  Vascular Malformation Vascular malformations are abnormal growths of either arteries, veins, lymphatic vessels and capillaries.   Port wine stain (see photos), is a capillary malformation, and may affect a significant area of the face.  Capillary malformations may be more receptive to laser surgery treatment, though many laser procedures are often required to see a benefit and relapse is unfortunately common. Arterial malformations are often pulsatile and can be very...

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Hemangioma

Hemangioma

    Hemangioma A hemangioma is a benign vascular tumor that may be present at birth or appear shortly after birth.  It may grow rapidly from a small pin sized red dot to a large mass (tumor) during the first few months of life.  The tumors are composed of small blood vessels (capillaries) that may ulcerate causing pain or may even bleed.  Most fade away to a fleshy colored fatty mass in later childhood (5-7yrs old) but often require surgical excision to improve...

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