What Are Vascular Anomalies

Common misconceptions

  • All vascular birthmarks are not “hemangiomas”!
  • All vascular malformations are not “AVMs”!
  • 50% of patients referred to the UCSF Vascular Anomalies Clinic carry an incorrect diagnosis            

AVM (arterial malformation) an abnormal connection between arteries and veins

Vascular birthmark: Classification

  • Vascular Tumor
    • Infantile Hemangioma-most common lesion
    • Tumors producing KMP
      • KHE-Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma
      • Tufted Angioma
    • Congenital Hemangioma
      • RICH
      • NICH
  • Vascular Malformation
    • Arterial (AVM)
    • Venous-low flow
    • Lymphatic-low flow
    • Capillary-low flow


Prof of Clinical Radiology

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