Vascular malformations: a review

Semin Plast Surg. 2014 May;28(2):58-63. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1376263.


Identification and treatment of vascular malformations is a challenging endeavor for physicians, especially given the great concern and anxiety created for patients and their families. The goal of this article is to provide a review of vascular malformations, organized by subtype, including capillary, venous, lymphatic and arteriovenous malformations. Only by developing a clear understanding of the clinical aspects, diagnostic tools, imaging modalities, and options for intervention will appropriate care be provided and results maximized.

Keywords: arteriovenous malformation; capillary malformation; lymphatic malformation; vascular malformation; venous malformation.