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Semin Plast Surg. 2014 May;28(2):58-63. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1376263.

Vascular malformations: a review.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Abstract

Identification and treatment of vascular malformations is a challenging endeavor for physicians, especially given the great concern and anxiety created for patients and their families. The goal of this article is to provide a review of vascular malformations, organized by subtype, including capillary, venous, lymphatic and arteriovenous malformations. Only by developing a clear understanding of the clinical aspects, diagnostic tools, imaging modalities, and options for intervention will appropriate care be provided and results maximized.

KEYWORDS:

arteriovenous malformation; capillary malformation; lymphatic malformation; vascular malformation; venous malformation

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