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What are Vascular Anomalies?

Vascular anomalies comprise a group of disorders that range from simple "birthmarks" to complex multi-system disorders. These may be differentiated into those that are present at birth, and those that appear and grow over time. They are further divided into categories related to the types of blood vessels involved: arteries, veins, lymphatics and capillaries.


Some vascular anomalies benefit from early intervention, while others may be better treated with simple observation. Treatment is often aimed at improving appearance, alleviating pain or swelling, preventing bleeding, and optimizing function and quality of life. Our clinic evaluates each individual patient to determine the best treatment strategy for them, guided by the most up-to-date research available. New therapies are actively being investigated through clinical trials for certain disorders.