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Congenital vascular anomalies 

Congenital vascular anomalies
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Congenital vascular anomalies
Author(s):

Nigel Standfield

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199658220.003.0016
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date: 23 September 2019

The terminology is very confusing throughout the literature on vascular anomalies and this is made worse around the clinical, aetiological, and pathological classifications that exist. They are known to represent proliferations of abnormal blood vessels or morphological defects of the circulatory system that arise during foetal development. They can be classified into vascular tumours (haemangiomas) and vascular malformations, and each type requires a different treatment. They are highly complex lesions that need to be properly understood before appropriate investigation and intervention can be planned. They are rare and should be managed in specialized units with all the necessary facilities.

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