Vascular Lesions

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2016 Nov;24(4):559-571. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2016.06.009.


Classification of vascular lesions based of off the biological behavior has greatly facilitated more accurate diagnoses, optimally defined treatment plans, and better outcomes. Treatment of vascular lesions has taken a more conservative surgical approach with reliance on select medical treatment options, which has greatly reduced morbidity and mortality resulting from extensive surgery. A multidisciplinary approach involving multiple surgical and pediatric subspecialties has led to advancement in both understanding and ideal treatment strategies of these lesions.

Keywords: Capillary malformations; Hemangiomas; Lymphovascular malformations; Port wine stains; Vascular defects; Vascular lesions; Vascular malformations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / therapeutic use
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Hemangioma* / diagnosis
  • Hemangioma* / drug therapy
  • Hemangioma* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods
  • Port-Wine Stain* / diagnosis
  • Port-Wine Stain* / surgery
  • Propranolol / therapeutic use
  • Skin Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms* / drug therapy
  • Skin Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Vascular Malformations* / diagnosis
  • Vascular Malformations* / surgery


  • Adrenergic beta-Antagonists
  • Propranolol