Also known as: PHACES syndrome
What is PHACE Syndrome?
PHACES syndrome is a term used to describe a special type of hemangioma that usually covers a segmental area of the body and is associated with other anomalies that include malformations in the posterior area of the brain, cerebral or neck blood vessels anomalies, cardiac anomalies, eye abnormalities and sternum or abdominal clefting.
When a patient is found to have a hemangioma that covers a special area of the body this type of syndrome is suspected and studies that include:
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In observance of vascular birthmarks awareness month, The International Birthmarks Institute at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital held its first Vascular Birthmarks Conference at the hospital’s main campus on May 5th. The event brought together patients, families and medical professionals representing a range of specialties to present the latest in diagnosis, treatment and research related to birthmarks.
Just a few weeks after Brianna was born, her mother noticed a red growth on her daughter’s upper lip. Her pediatrician referred the family to specialists who diagnosed the growth as an Infantile Hemangioma. On December 7th, Dr. Chad Perlyn of Nickalus Children's Hospital, removed the hemangioma.