ISVI-IUA consensus document - diagnostic guidelines on vascular anomalies: vascular malformations and hemangiomas.

Lee, B B; Antignani, P L; Baraldini, V; Baumgartner, Iris; Berlien, P; Blei, F; Carrafiello, G P; Grantzow, R; Ianniello, A; Laredo, J; Loose, D; Lopez Gutierrez, J C; Markovic, J; Mattassi, R; Parsi, K; Rabe, E; Roztocil, K; Shortell, C; Vaghi, M (2015). ISVI-IUA consensus document - diagnostic guidelines on vascular anomalies: vascular malformations and hemangiomas. International angiology, 34(4), pp. 333-374. Minerva Medica

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The diagnostic approach to vascular anomalies should include the distinction between vascular tumors (i.e. hemangiomas) and congential vascular malformations (CVMs). This step is based more on history and clinical examination rather than on instrumental evaluation. In children Duplex ultrasound and histology can be helpful to separate hypervasularized tumors from CVMs. Appropriate record of objective measures as size or flow volume is required in order to evaluate the progress of the pathology and/or to assess the results of adopted therapeutic interventions. The anatomic, pathological and hemodynamic characteristics, the secondary effects on the surrounding tissues and the systemic manifestations should be defined. Basic diagnostic tools are Duplex sonography followed by MRI or CT scanning. The definition of the vascular anomaly should be according to the Hamburg classification and should separate vascular tumors from vacular malformations followed by separation of high flow from low flow CVMs. Diagnostic investigations are best undertaken at centers where subsequent therapeutic interventions will be performed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Baumgartner, Iris

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0392-9590

Publisher:

Minerva Medica

Language:

English

Submitter:

Catherine Gut

Date Deposited:

03 Jul 2015 09:35

Last Modified:

02 Nov 2016 15:58

PubMed ID:

25284469

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63357

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