Vascular Anomalies

A vascular anomaly is an abnormal collection of blood vessels. While these conditions can be described as birthmarks, port wine stains, or by other common terms, in reality, vascular anomalies can be a life-long disease. Depending on the specific condition, a vascular anomaly may require multiple treatments by a team of pediatric specialists. Because these lesions can occur in any part of the body, treatment and diagnosis from all medical specialties may be necessary.

For a child with a vascular anomaly, the following pediatric specialists may be involved: pediatrician, interventional radiologist, surgeon, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, hematologist/oncologist, otorhinolaryngology, and other pediatric surgical specialists.

While vascular anomalies may look the same, they are not. Proper diagnosis is key to appropriate treatment. At MUSC Children’s Health, the Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Program has the pediatric team and expertise to diagnose the specific type of vascular anomaly your child may have and ensure the proper management treatment is prescribed.

Conditions Treated

Hemangiomas and other vascular tumors

Vascular malformations including:

  • Venous malformations
  • Lymphatic malformations
  • Capillary malformations/Port wine stain
  • Arteriovenous Malformations

Syndromes Association with Vascular Anomalies

  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiesctasia (HHT)
  • Parkes-Weber Syndrome
  • Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome
  • Kasabach-Merritt syndrome
  • Maffucci syndrome
  • Proteus syndrome
  • Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome
  • PHACE association
  • LUMBAR association
  • CLOVE Syndrome
  • CM-AVM Syndrome