ISSVA classification

Semin Pediatr Surg. 2014 Aug;23(4):158-61. doi: 10.1053/j.sempedsurg.2014.06.016. Epub 2014 Jun 19.


Mulliken and Glowacki, in 1982 created a classification system of vascular anomalies which divided vascular anomalies into tumors and malformations which provided the framework for great advances in the management of these patients. This classification system was recently expanded at the 2014 ISSVA workshop in Melbourne. This revision again provides much greater detail including newly named anomalies and identified genes to account for recent advances in knowledge and clinical associations.

Keywords: ISSVA Classification; Vascular malformations; Vascular tumors.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Arteries / abnormalities*
  • Female
  • Hemangioma / classification*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Skin Neoplasms / classification*
  • Veins / abnormalities*