Vascular Anomalies are blood vessels that have not developed correctly. Many vascular anomalies do not require treatment, but other require medical or surgical intervention. Historically, they have been labeled with descriptive terms according to the food they resemble (port wine, strawberry, cherry, salmon patch). A vascular anomaly will usually be present at birth; although some appear weeks or years later. Vascular anomalies can occur anywhere on the body, but they are most prevalent in the head and neck area.
Types of vascular anomalies treated
- Lymphatic malformations
- Venous malformations
- Capillary/venular malformations (port-wine stain)
About half of children with vascular anomalies will require intervention. Contact Us to make an appointment with one of the experts at Pediatric ENT of Oklahoma to discuss treatment options for your child.