Imaging of Vascular Malformations

Radiol Clin North Am. 2020 Jul;58(4):815-830. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2020.02.003. Epub 2020 Apr 23.


Recent advances in imaging have allowed a better understanding of imaging features and classification of vascular anomalies. This article focuses on imaging of vascular malformations; describes the updated classification system and clinical and imaging characteristics of the different subtypes; and discusses the associated syndromes, differential diagnosis, and available treatment options, including the role of imaging in management.

Keywords: Arteriovenous; Capillary; Lymphatic malformations; Vascular malformations; Venous anomalies.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lymphatic Vessels / abnormalities
  • Lymphatic Vessels / diagnostic imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Syndrome
  • Ultrasonography
  • Vascular Malformations / diagnostic imaging*
  • Vascular Malformations / therapy