Title

Vascular Lesions.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2016

Publication Title

Pediatric annals

Abstract

Vascular lesions in childhood are comprised of vascular tumors and vascular malformations. Vascular tumors encompass neoplasms of the vascular system, of which infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are the most common. Vascular malformations, on the other hand, consist of lesions due to anomalous development of the vascular system, including the capillary, venous, arterial, and lymphatic systems. Capillary malformations represent the most frequent type of vascular malformation. IHs and vascular malformations tend to follow relatively predictable growth patterns in that IHs grow then involute during early childhood, whereas vascular malformations tend to exhibit little change. Both vascular tumors and vascular malformations can demonstrate a wide range of severity and potential associated complications necessitating specialist intervention when appropriate. Evaluation and treatment of the most common types of vascular lesions are discussed in this article. [Pediatr Ann. 2016;45(8):e299-e305.].

Medical Subject Headings

Child; Child, Preschool; Diagnosis, Differential; Humans; Infant; Neoplasms, Vascular Tissue; Prognosis; Vascular Malformations

PubMed ID

27517358

Volume

45

Issue

8

First Page

299

Last Page

305

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