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Vascular Malformations with Overgrowth 

Vascular Malformations with Overgrowth
Vascular Malformations with Overgrowth

John B. Mulliken

and Anthony E. Young

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date: 24 May 2019

Vascular anomalies are often associated with gigantism; usually there is an amalgam of malformed arteries, capillaries, lymphatics, and veins with fatty hypertrophy. In the past, these combined (complex) lesions were remembered by the names of physicians purported to have been the first to describe them. Eponymous terminology has gradually given way to more clinically useful anatomic designations. Even more exciting are the recent discoveries of the genes that cause these overgrowth disorders; all are postzygotic (sporadic) mutations; only one is a germline (inheritable) genetic alteration.

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