What is a Vascular anomalies ?

Vascular anomalies is a birthmarks or growths made up of blood vessels . These growths can cause functional or cosmetic problems and may be composed of arteries, capillaries, vessels, or any combination of these.

As a child grows, the vascular malformation will grow, too fastly, and might start causing problems. Unlike some vascular tumors, vascular malformations don’t have a growth cycle and they won’t go away on their own.

Learn more about vascular tumors:

  • Infantile hemangioma
  • Congenital hemangioma

Specialists treats the full range of vascular anomalies include

  • Complex hemangiomas
  • Infantile hemangiomas
  • Congenital hemangiomas
  • Capillary malformations
  • Venous malformations
  • Arteriovenous malformations

Vascular malformations can be classified into two main categories:

  1. Low-flow malformations: venous, lymphatic and capillary malformations
  2. High-flow malformations: arteriovenous malformations and arteriovenous fistulae