Vascular Malformation Treatment
|What are vascular malformations?|
|Vascular Malformations are defects of circulatory system which develop when baby is in mother womb (fetal life) or soon after birth. They have either increased number of veins/abnormal connections between arteries & veins / mal-developed vein, lymphatic.
|Why do they develop?|
|Usually occurs due to problems in the formation and development of the veins, arteries or lymphatics during pregnancy. It can also occur due to some genetic abnormalities in child or family.|
|What are the types?|
|How do they look like?|
|They appear as bluish-purple coloured swellings on any part of body. If it’s deep can have normal skin colour.
Commonly seen areas are face & neck, arms or thighs, back.
As the child grows, it increases in size. In rare cases, it might appear after teenage or in adulthood.
|What are the symptoms?|
If neglected, your child may develop complications.
|What are the complications if proper treatment is not taken? Why are vascular malformations dangerous?|
|How can I help my child if I am suspecting a vascular malformation?|
|Your child needs detailed evaluation by a qualified vascular surgeon who has expertise in managing vascular malformations.|
|How can we diagnose a vascular malformation?|
|Your vascular surgeon can come to diagnosis by doing few investigations - Ultrasound/CT scan/MRI.
Patient MRI 1
Patient MRI 2
|What are the treatment options?|
|Treatment depends on type of the vascular malformation & age of the patient.
Malformations with arterial component needs aggressive treatment & they’re known to occur again.
Treatment options include:
|Results of the procedure?|
Vacular Malformation of scalp
patient CT Scan 1
patient CT Scan 2
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