Vascular birthmarks

Willenberg, T; Baumgartner, I (2008). Vascular birthmarks. Vasa - European journal of vascular medicine, 37(1), pp. 5-17. Bern: Huber 10.1024/0301-1526.37.1.5

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Vascular birthmarks can be classified into hemangioma and vascular malformations. Hemangioma are frequent tumours of early infancy demonstrating endothelial hyperplasia, a history of rapid neonatal growth and slow involution during later childhood. Treatment of hemangioma is dependent of stage and type of the lesion. Given the current availability of drugs, lasers, and other techniques to treat hemangioma safely, philosophy of "benign neglect" should not be considered anymore. Vascular malformations show a normal endothelial turnover, being present at birth and growing commensurately with the child. Exact diagnosis by employing modern diagnostic means,which are able to differentiate low-flow from high flow lesions is important for further therapeutic management. Beside conservative treatment strategies, use of laser, sclerotherapy, interventional embolization and surgical treatment are possible management options. Patients should receive multidisciplinary care in qualified vascular centres.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Angiology

UniBE Contributor:

Willenberg, Torsten Andreas and Baumgartner, Iris

ISSN:

0301-1526

ISBN:

5-17

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:02

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/0301-1526.37.1.5

Web of Science ID:

000253899400001

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/26890 (FactScience: 91623)

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